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Fintown Railway

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Address: Dungloe, Ireland
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Quaint history and stunning views

We visited here with a band of various ages. The history behind this and the journey to get the track working again is lovely. Well worth a visit and then enjoy the stunning... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Simon R
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Kent, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visited at the end of the season so we were the only people on the train! But please visit them, it's a lovely little journey, with nice views and friendly staff. There is also a tiny little cafe and w.c. Facilities.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was a great stop along the way to our annual club overnight outing and well worth it, the train was great and very old fashioned, taking you back to days gone by when this was an essential mode of transport for the area, the railway has a long history and thankfully restored. Well worth a visit for adults and... More 

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1 Thank bigmac14758
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had wanted to do something different today and due to the weather preferred to be indoors. Had saw the leaflet for the railway in the house we'd rented for a few days. Have to say it was a enjoyable afternoon. A leisurely trip along the side of the lough, with some insight into the history side of it. As for... More 

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1 Thank NICOLA M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The railway runs right alongside Lough Finn for some 4 km through stunning scenery, using an original County Donegal Railbus, recalling travel in the 1950s. Very friendly & helpful staff - the young child who was introduced to them as a "train fanatic" had a very special day. Well worth the effort of going there - it won't come to... More 

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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a band of various ages. The history behind this and the journey to get the track working again is lovely. Well worth a visit and then enjoy the stunning countryside and views as you get to this lovely spot.

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1 Thank Simon R
Cullen, Cork,Ireland
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Booked this train journey at their office for my wife and I and asked the lady for some information on the train's history,little or no information was forthcoming,this should have been a warning of what was to come. The train had two male drivers front and rear and a female ticket inspector who duly handed us a leaflet with some... More 

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Thank uttygut
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

€24 for 2 adults and 2 young kids. Daylight robbery. I passed by this place dozens of times on my way to work and kept telling my family we would go one day. Well the day came and went and we were very disappointed. Staff have no social skills and its all about money and nothing else, A smile would... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Fintown Railway (aka An Mhuc Druhb) is a short section of the narrow gauge County Donegal Railways network that closed in 1959. It runs through beautiful country alongside Lough Finn. It's quite a small operation with a single diesel railcar (a bit like an old bus on rails) as the passenger accommodation. It may not look too impressive but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Railway at Fintown. The scenery was spectacular and the Staff were fantastic. Would definitely recommend a trip. I wish more was being done to keep these old railway lines alive around the country they are such a wonderful asset for tourism in an area.

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Thank AnnetteO653
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Lovely trip on the train and the scenary was beautiful and out of this world. Stop by at this place if your in Co Donegal.

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