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County Donegal Railway

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Donegal, Ireland



Our colourful museum has the complete story of the narrow gauge railways of Donegal.

The County Donegal Railway and the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, at 225 miles, formed the largest narrow gauge railway system in north-west Europe.

The story is told through informative large illustrated wall-boards, and on a variety of DVDs shown in two locations on our audio-visual systems which can be watched in comfort while enjoying a hot or cold drink and a snack. DVDs and other reminders can be bought in the shop. A variety of of beautifully constructed models in various scales, some of which can be seen working, also tell the story and give an insight into how the railways were.

For the researcher we have the largest digitised collection of Donegal railway photos in the world, a selection of which is on automatic presentation for visitors.

There are several items of restored County Donegal Railway rolling stock as well as others in the process of being restored.

Hot and cold drinks are available.

Feel free to visit us if you are in the Donegal Town area.