The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

Steam Loco No.1 'Dromad'

Steam Loco No.1

Once one of the busiest narrow-gauge railways in Ireland, mainly due to its serving the local coal mines, the line is no longer used for transport. Instead it has been the focus of loving reconstruction by local enthusiasts who brought it from virtual ruin to its wonderful condition to-day.

While the trip on the train is the highlight of a visit, looking around the old engine house, the workshops and viewing the old black and white photographs of the line when it was in full use gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of the line, and of rail transport in general.

There are three locomotives, all still undergoing restoration as funds allow. The whole place is a testament to enthusiasm – run more on love and interest than money.

Special events are organised regularly, such as a Halloween Ghost Train and Christmas Santa Specials, there is a small shop in the old Booking Office and trains run on demand.

Visiting the Cavan & Leitrim Railway

The railway is open every day from Easter to late October at other times by appointment or if there is a special event running.

Visit Website

Article updated: March 31, 2017

Errislannan Manor

Connemara ponies are a favourite all over the world, and it's not surprising, …

National Gallery of Ireland

This gallery is home to the National art collection which is an eclectic …

The Ulster Museum

This has always been an excellent museum to visit, especially with children who …

Mitchelstown Cave

Mitchellstown varies from most of Ireland's other show caves in being a very low …

No Comments Yet

Have you something to add about "The Cavan and Leitrim Railway"?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *