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Our railway is closed

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we are closed to the public and all visitors for the rest of 2020. Sadly, this includes the popular Christmas and Halloween events. 

It is not possible to book any tickets at this time.

Please see our Covid-19 appeal page for more details.

 

The "Baby GM" arrives in Downpatrick on a snowy Saturday morning

The “Baby GM” arrives in Downpatrick on a snowy Saturday morning

The DCDR is pleased to announce that the official launch of the new “baby GM” at Downpatrick – former Irish Rail engine No. 146, will take place on March 5th.

The event is prebooked only, and is organised by the loco’s owners, the Irish Traction Group for what will be the first passenger working in preservation of “141” Class No. 146.

Joining 146 will be fellow diesels (subject to availability) will be 146, A39, “G” Class and Railbus RB3.

A special road coach connection departs Dublin (Connolly Station) at 09:00 and Dublin Airport (Coach Park) at 09:30. Return from Downpatrick at 16:30, arrival in Dublin Airport (Coach Park) approximately 18:30 and Connolly Station approximately 19:00.

Fares: For combined special coach from Dublin and ticket for rail travel at Downpatrick – €25 (Republic of Ireland bookings) or £22 (U.K. bookings)

Downpatrick only ticket – €9 (Republic of Ireland bookings) or £7 (U.K. bookings). (You will be expected to make your own way to and from Downpatrick if taking this option).