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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

Tirconnell Street | The Old Station House, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
+353 74 972 2655
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Train buffs will love this.

Located centrally in Donegal, this is a must-see for any train enthusiast. Lots of details on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rowan B
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Melbourne, Australia
Reeling back the years

We found this heritage centre rather by chance when looking for information about a heritage... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Cavan007
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Cavan
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Our friendly staff offer a warm welcome to all visitors, individuals or in parties. Special discounts are available for pre-booked tours. Wheelchair friendly access to exhibits. What is there to see? restored coach 28 restored railcar trailer 5 restored goods van,Garden railway and working models, video and dvd room and much more memorabilia of the old railway.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tirconnell Street | The Old Station House, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
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+353 74 972 2655
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located centrally in Donegal, this is a must-see for any train enthusiast. Lots of details on the history of the trains around the local area. There is an interesting video running... and running .. and running. Was a bit long and filmed by an enthusiast....More

1  Thank Rowan B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We found this heritage centre rather by chance when looking for information about a heritage trail.Situated just a short distance from the castle we really enjoyed browsing the old photographs and memorabilia from a by-gone age. Sad to say that the Donegal railway no longer...More

1  Thank Cavan007
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The entrance fee for adults is €5, the man at the desk is very knowledgable on the subject of Donegal Railways. There plenty of books to buy and photos on the wall tell the story the railways were closed. Two cars joined together create a...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a historical gem. So much information in the form of old tickets, photographs, paintings, newspaper cuttings, station masters hat, old signs. It's SO interesting. My 4 year old also loved it. While I was reading the information he was enjoying the toy trains....More

1  Thank Sarah Fyffe
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I took the kids here, what you see in the photos is all you get, its old, tired and falling apart, the carriages outside the centre is not too great and left disappointed because it was locked. THERE IS A LOT OF READING! my boys...More

1  Thank Kingbobo
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the railway centre with my active 3 year old son who just loves trains. On arriving at the reception I paid my entrance fee and got talking to a lovely young lady who was working there. She was very good with my son...More

1  Thank Sam82sam
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have always had a great interest in railways, so given the histroy ofnthe Donegal NG railway, this place should have been a winner. Lets start from the begining. We arrived to an empty office, apparently. Eventually a young man came down and took €10...More

1  Thank davephelan2005
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum yesterday. Paid €15 for family entrance. Lots of information up but heavy reading. We watched the DVD for a while but not that interesting for young kids. Decided to look at the carriages but were told they were closed in preparation...More

1  Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's terrible that the Donegal Railways (and most of the NI rail system) which was once so fantastic, is now gone. Learn about how extensive the rail network once was, how it joined communities and provided jobs and transport in such a wonderful way. I...More

Thank Kathleen37
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I go there every time I'm in Donegal Town. It's a great place with videos, model trains, pictures and publications. It's a must see place for anyone interested in the history of the railway. The staff are so friendly.

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