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Fintown Railway
Fintown, Co. Donegal
Fintown Railway, Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway, is located deep in the heart of spectacular mountainous scenery steeped in tradition, myth and folklore, running along the crystal clear waters of Lough Finn.

This unique journey is a five kilometre return trip, right along the shores of Lough Finn. The reopening on the 3rd June 1995 of this first section of the Glenties Railway Restoration Project commemorated the centenary of the original opening in 1895.

The Fintown Railway is the only operational narrow guage railway in County Donegal. Set against the backdrop of spectacular highland scenery overlooking Lough Finn, you are invited to visit Fintown, and relive those nostalgic days when Donegal had about 200 miles of narrow gauge railway, operated by the County Donegal, Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Companies.

The railway is a restored section of the former County Donegal Railway. This picturesque 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 Fintown Railway operates during the summer months only.

Tips from locals

There are picnic benches here so bring your hamper, sit, relax and enjoy the views of Lough Finn.

Rainy days
Family friendly
Free car parking
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Contact details
Meentymorgal, An Mhuc Dhubh, Co. Donegal, F94 FR90, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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