Fintown Railway

Fintown Railway

Is é iarnród Bhaile na Finne an t-aon iarnród atá ag feidhmiú i gContae Dhún na nGall. Suite i measc fána fraoigh ag amharc amach ar Loch Fhinne, tá an t-iarnród, atá ath -bhunaithe ar phíosa de iar-iarnród Contae Dhún na nGall 3 m/5clm ar fhad. Ba é an suíomh álainn seo a spreag an scríbhneoir agus an dramadóir iomraiteach Brian Friel le rá “What is on offer is a unique journey along the shores of a lake as grand as any in Switzerland or Minnesota” Tá an turas seo trí ghleann nádúrtha, iargúlta ar bhruach loch álainn faoi scáth an Eachla.

The Fintown Railway is the only operational railway in Co. Donegal. Set amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking Lough Finn, the railway (3 m/5km) is a restored section of the former County Donegal Railway. This setting prompted the famous international playwright Brian Friel to pronounce “What is on offer is a unique journey along the shores of a lake as grand as any in Switzerland or Minnesota

The railway nestled deep in the heart of spectacular mountainous scenery steeped in tradition, myth and folklore, and running along the crystal clear waters of Loch Finn is a million miles from the constant rush of every day life.  You are invited to relive those bygone days when Donegal had 200 miles of narrow gauge railway operated by the County Donegal and Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Companies.

Fintown railway

This unique journey is a three mile return trip right along the shores of Loch Finn. The reopening on the 3rd June 1995 of this first section of the intown - Glenties railway restoration project commemorated the centenary of the original opening in 1895.

The Fintown Railway is a member of the Cross Border Heritage Railway Cluster which is marketed under the Ulster & Connaught Heritage Railways brand. Partner railways include the Cavan & Leitrim Railway, The Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway and Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway. Why not visit them and experience rail travel from a bygone age.

Through joint collaboration; €379,577 of Interreg IIIA funding was awarded to the Cross Border Heritage Railway Cluster to support the development of a quality heritage railway tourism product thus enhancing the impact and economic value of the tourism industry in the region.

Opening Times


Summer Season 2014

June (open from 1st of June)
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday -
first train every day at 11am and then every hour on the hour until last departure at 4pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays -
first train at 1pm and then every hour on the hour until last departure at 5pm
Closed Thursday/Friday/Saturday

July & August
Monday  - Saturday - 
first train every day at 11am and then every hour on the hour until last departure at 4pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays - first train at 1pm and then every hour on the hour until last departure at 5pm

September (open until 10th September)
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday - first train every day at 11am and then every hour on the hour until last departure at 4pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays - first train at 1pm and then every hour on the hour until last departure at 5pm
Closed Thursday/Friday/Saturday


Contact Details
Fintown Railway, Fintown, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Tel +353 (0)74 9546280
info@antraen.com

 

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