The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre commemorates the operations of the County Donegal Railways Committee which operated two narrow gauge railways in County Donegal from 1863 until 1959. The centre, opened in 1995 and housed in the old station house in Donegal Town, was restored by the County Donegal Railway Restoration Society. Today, it operates as a visitor attraction comprising a museum, information centre and shop. On display are rolling stock, historical artefacts and an audio-visual presentation on the railways’ history.Put Donegal Railway Heritage Centre and other Donegal Town attractions into our Donegal Town trip maker website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre Reviews
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... more »
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.
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