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