Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, Donegal Town

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  • if you have family who like trains this might be the place for you. it has a lot of games for kids who are preteens and it pretty cool.  more »
  • It’s amazing Co Donegal once had several train lines and now it has none. As Donegal town is built up you can only imagine how the station must have looked back in the day. The staff are very friendly...  more »
  • A small museum is located In the former station of the Donegal Railway. In it is a model track, where the stations of Donegal and Killybegs were shown. Furthermore, there is a collection of all sorts of parapments on this particular railway line, which was lifted in 1959. There are also some carriages outside, which are restored. The reception is very welcoming and enthusiastic. For the railroad enthusiast a must.
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  • We absolutely loved this place! It was a pleasure to learn about the railways in the county from people who are clearly passionate about what they do. Their campaign to bring back the Drumboe engine is a cause which we were happy to donate to and we wish you the best of luck with your fundraising. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Donegal to see how the campaign is progressing. All the best!
  • Excellent little museum with interesting displays and a working model of the old narrow gauge. The staff are lovely. We were entertained by a wonderfully pleasant German lady who really engaged our young kids (oldest is 7), giving then quizzes etc. No cost but they ask for a €5 donation, which is money well spent.
  • Great to see the old narrow gauge railway system. Very informative, the person showing us around made us tea and was very knowledgeable. Great video to watch
  • Lovely place to stop off when in Donegal. Loads to see here. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Trains do not run in County Donegal, but they historically did. This railroad museum learns you about the trains and railway lines that used to be located in County Donegal. Inside are multiple artifacts of the railroad in County Donegal like old tickets, signs and pictures. There are also multiple scale models on display and a nice layout. Outside are a few railcars on display. The museum is raising funds for the restauration of a famous locomotive from Donegal called "Drumboe". The admission is free but it's suggested to make a donation. The museum is ran by nice people, had a warm welcome and was offered a cup of coffee.
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