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IRRS Charter
Saturday 18th July

Dublin - Westport - Manulla - Ballina - Dublin

A diesel-hauled charter using RPSI coaches, organised by the Irish Railway Record Society.

Promises to be a great day out if recent years are anything to go by!

Booking Form
Whitehead Festival
Saturday 25th July

Whitehead Excursion Station (1pm-5pm)

Whitehead Festival is held annually and we will be joining in the celebration with steam train rides.

It is planned that No.4 will be the locomotive in steam. Visitors will be able to talk to the Driver and Fireman and to see the footplate.

Admission: Adult £2.50, Child £2
Bray Shuttles
Sunday 26th July

Dublin - Bray & return
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:35
Bray11:1915:55
Dublin Connolly16:32
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)
Pay on the train

Train 1: Bray - Wicklow & return
Arr
Dep
Bray
--
11:25
Wicklow12:0512:40
Bray13:15
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)
Tickets on sale (over the counter) at:
Tourist Office, Civic Offices, Bray (01 286 7128)

Train 2: Bray - Wicklow & return
Arr
Dep
Bray
--
13:45
Wicklow14:2015:15
Bray15:50
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)
Tickets on sale (over the counter) at:
Tourist Office, Civic Offices, Bray (01 286 7128)

Postal Booking Form - All Trains




Portrush Flyer
Sundays 26th July, 9th & 23rd August

Belfast Central - Portrush & return

The world-famous Portrush Flyer returns this year with three trains to the north coast destination. It will be a traditional summer day out with around 4 hours at the seaside.

Check it out (2011)
Check it out (2014)

Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion09:35
Carrickfergus09:4909:50
Belfast Central10:2011:30
Portrush13:3517:25
Belfast Central19:2220:05
Carrickfergus20:3120:32
Whitehead Excursion20:47
Fare: Adult £22, Child £15, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £66

You can extend your trip back to Coleraine for some shopping. Or, if you are already at the seaside, why not come along and have an afternoon steam train trip on the Coleraine Steam Train?

You may purchase your Coleraine ticket on the train on the day or, preferably, book in advance below.

Arr
Dep
Portrush14:15
Coleraine14:3515:15
Portrush15:35
Fare: £5

Book Tickets Online

All 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
Great Northern Getaway
Sunday 9th August

Steam train excursions along the Great Northern main line, with return trips from Drogheda to Dundalk and Skerries, plus connecting train from Dublin.


Train 1: Dublin - Drogheda & return
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:30
Drogheda11:2716:20
Dublin Connolly17:20
--
(Adult €15, Child €10)
Pay on the train or use postal booking below

Train 2: Drogheda - Dundalk & return
Arr
Dep
Drogheda
--
11:37
Dundalk12:0812:45
Drogheda13:21
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)

Train 3: Drogheda - Skerries & return
Arr
Dep
Drogheda
--
13:55
Skerries14:2015:05
Drogheda15:32
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)

Postal Booking Form

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




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Forthcoming Train News

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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.

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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.

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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
 No
 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 85 -
 
15
Thu
"Steam Dreams Member Special": Dublin - Belfast & return (RPSI members only) Diesel/85 -
 
19
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return Diesel -
 
26
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85/4 -
July
3
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 4 -
 
18
Sat
IRRS Charter: Dublin - Westport - Manulla - Ballina - Dublin Diesel
 
25
Sat
"Whitehead Festival": Whitehead Train Rides 4
 
26
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
 
26
Sun
"Bray Shuttles": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
461
August
9
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return
461
 
9
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
 
23
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461
 
23
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
September
27
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85
October
31
Sat
"Broomstick Belle": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3) 4
November
1
Sun
"Halloween Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
28
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
December
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Portadown - Lisburn & return (x2) 85
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
19
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85
 
27
Sun
"Mince Pie Special" 85



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