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Details of the event.
When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
Balbriggan Festival
Sunday 31st May

As part of the Balbriggan Summerfest, we will be operating steam train trips from Balbriggan to Drogheda. A steamy way to kick off your summer!

Train 1
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return
Depart 11:10, back by 12:35

Train 2
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return
Depart 13:45, back by 15:40

Fare: Adult €12, Child €6

Postal Booking Form

Tickets on sale (over the counter) at:
Irish Rail, Balbriggan.
The Brick Room, Railway Street, Balbriggan.
Morelli's, Quay Street, Balbriggan.
Around A Pound, Station Street, Balbriggan.

Dublin to Balbriggan & return (Depart Connolly 10:25, Balbriggan 15:50) - Adult €15/Child €10, pay on the train.
Steam Enterprise
Sunday 7th June

Belfast - Dublin & return


Enjoy a day trip to Dublin on our vintage steam train.

Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion 08:40
Carrickfergus 
08:53
Belfast Central 
09:15
Lisburn 
09:43
Portadown 
10:09
Dublin Connolly
12:15
16:15
PortadownSet down
LisburnSet down
Belfast Central
19:20
CarrickfergusSet down
Whitehead ExcursionSet down

Fare: Adult 28, Child 20

Book Tickets Online

Tickets can also be booked (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609
Steam and Jazz
Friday evenings 12th, 19th & 26th June, 3rd July

Belfast Central to a Mystery Destination & return

Get out the glad rags, dust off the straw boater - it's Jazz time! Join our restored 1960s steam train at Belfast Central. Relax as we leave the city behind and enjoy the sounds of New Orleans jazz as we pause at stations which could be anywhere on the Northern Ireland railway network.

Check it out (22/6/2012)

"And - dare I say it - possibly the best, most fun night out of the summer?"
Belfast Telegraph, 29th June 2013


Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion 18:25
Carrickfergus 
18:40
Belfast Central 
19:20
Mystery Destination
--
--
Belfast Central
23:35
 
CarrickfergusSet down
 
Whitehead ExcursionSet down
 

All Tickets: 27

12 June
38% availability
19 June
26 June
50% availability
03 July

Book Tickets Online

Tickets can also be booked (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609

A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer!



Some Useful Information


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Forthcoming Train News

Want to know when tickets go on sale?

See the Programme below for all our proposed dates. If the train you are interested in is not listed in the Upcoming Trains & Events boxes above, then tickets are not yet on sale.

All available information regarding planned trains is listed. When more details are confirmed they can be sent to you, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.
The Coming Season's Trains

Dates for the next season are normally published in the first months of the new year. The first train of the season is usually, but not always, at Easter.

However, the Programme can, and does, change so what is shown is not necessarily the final list.

An email information service giving notice of our trains is available, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.


If you have a query about our trains then please first check the answers to a list of frequently asked questions.
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2015 Programme
Dates will be added to the programme as and when confirmed - log your email address above for news.
Details are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation.
 Month
 Date
 Day
Description/Route
Proposed
locomotive

(subject to
availability)
On Sale?
 Yes
 Soon
 Info
March
22
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
April
6
Mon
"Easter Shuttle": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461 -
 
6
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
7
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
11
Sat
"Maynooth Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return 461 -
May
7
Thu
"South Munster": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85 -
 
8
Fri
"The Strand": Dublin - M3 Parkway - Rosslare Strand - Dublin Diesel -
 
9
Sat
"South Munster": Dublin - Cork - Midleton - Cork 85/461 -
 
10
Sun
"South Munster": Cork - Cobh - Mallow - Killarney - Mallow - Cork 85/461 -
 
11
Mon
"South Munster": Cork - Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 85 -
 
17
Sun
"Bangor 150": Belfast - Bangor & return (x3) 85 -
 
31
Sun
"Balbriggan Festival": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
461
June
7
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85
 
12
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
 
19
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
 
26
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
July
3
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
 
5
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
 
 
25
Sat
"Folk & Food Fest": Whitehead Train Rides  
 
26
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
 
 
26
Sun
"Bray Shuttle": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
 
August
9
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return
 
 
23
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return  
November
1
Sun
"Halloween Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
28
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
December
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  



REMEMBER - Advance ticket purchase is essential for all mainline trains unless otherwise stated.
Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems. We sell tickets for the seats on the train, therefore you are very likely to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.
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