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Fintown Railway

Dungloe, Ireland
+353 74 954 6280
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Nice views in relaxed atmosphere.

We called here today and enjoyed lovely views of the Lough as we travelled in comfort in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne W
via mobile
WONDERFUL AND FUN - A RIDE INTO HISTORY

This is a wonderful attraction that anyone having an interest in railroad heritage must visit. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike M
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“great trip” (3 reviews)
“narrow gauge” (2 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dungloe, Ireland
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+353 74 954 6280
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"great trip"
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"narrow gauge"
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"piece of history"
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"stunning views"
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"diesel"
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"volunteers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called here today and enjoyed lovely views of the Lough as we travelled in comfort in the restored carriage.At the end of the track there was an audio history played while our tickets were punched.This was interesting enough in content but the narrator could...More

Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful attraction that anyone having an interest in railroad heritage must visit. A pleasant 40 minute ride along the shore of a beautiful lake on 100 years old equipment kept in service by a cadre of dedicated enthusiasts. Scenery is incredible. Last...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The brochure published by Fintown Railway claims that the scenery along the track is similar to the fiords of Norway etc and they are not wrong. The views on the journey are quite spectacular. The rolling stock is unique and quirky and the animal life...More

Thank Rowan B
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Well worth a trip.Great views, Very friendly staff, and a cafe. It's a shame there's no t-shirts on sale.

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I took my 2 grandchildren here two weeks ago we couldent have been treated nicer by the staff I actually asked their names because they deserve to be recognised Caroline, George, Frankie & Annemarie. The 4 of them were so friendly & welcoming and allowed...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit with young children the narrow gauge engine and carrige grabs their attention straight away. The price is ok and the trip is good with breathtaking veiws of the lake, the carrige is well kept and brings you back...More

Thank celts69
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Beautiful scenic railway line from Finotwn to Glenties, such a relaxing way to spend an hour or so of your time. The beautifully restored/maintained old world carriages are those that used to run on the railway line when it was opersating up to the 1940's...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive to Fintown. A beautiful setting beside the Lough. The trip offered stunning views, the railcard was beautifully restored and the volunteers really helpful. The playground was an added bonus. Thank you for a great visit

Thank DORA267
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A little railway track right in the heart of Donegal. Easy enough to get to as it is off one of the main roads. The driveway down to the place is a little rough and ready and there is a mobile shop selling food etc....More

Thank Bready8
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Called in whilst passing - was totally lost and asking for directions - could not resist opportunity to travel on original railcar - along original route - total downpour most of trip but did not matter - if anything it added to the drama of...More

Thank Famrave
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