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

At Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway, in Fintown, you are invited to 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.

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 in town Glenties railway restoration project commemorated the centenary of the original opening in 1895.

The Fintown Railway is the only operational railway in Co. Donegal. Set amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking Lough Finn, the railway (3m/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”.

For opening periods, schedule, fares, etc, please see their website.

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
Fintown, Meentymorgal, Fintown, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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