Date21st October 2023 to 22nd October 2023
ItineraryDublin - Howth - Dublin - Limerick Junction - Clonmel - Limerick - Cork - Cobh - Cork - Midleton - Dublin - Drogheda - Dublin
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2023
This is a special 2 day diesel railtour that we have been working hard on behind the scenes to bring to you.
Join us on board from Dublin Connolly on Saturday morning, where we will head to the DART terminus station of Howth, which is very rare for a loco hauled train. We return through the Dublin suburbs to Connolly. We then depart for Connolly to the South of Ireland picking up at Portarlington. We call at Limerick Junction and then head across to Clonmel.
At Clonmel, you will have time for a break and to admire one of the last semaphore signaling locations in Ireland. We then race across to Limerick for a change of locomotive and then proceed to Cork, our stop for the night (where you will have to arrange your own accommodation).
Sunday morning will see us take in the Cork suburban lines, firstly out to Cobh and then out to Midleton, with the Cork standby locomotive bringing us back into Cork each time. A lunchtime departure out of Cork and up the mainline to Dublin with a stop in Thurles and Portarlington for set down and into Dublin Connolly.
It doesn't end there. We will recreate another journey from the past and a Northern Commuter run out to Drogheda, run around and then back into Connolly to finish our epic 2-day tour.
As with previous diesel railtours this one is sure to be very popular and will sell out quickly so don't delay, and get your booking in as soon as possible.
The train will be made up of our heritage coaching stock, complete with the usual facilities of snack car serving a variety of hot and cold items throughout the day alongside our renowned bar car with draught and craft beer available.
Adult: €165 / Under 16: €90 (€149 / €80 if booked before 30th September)
Adult: €75 / Under 16: €40 (Saturday only)
(plus online booking fee)
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.
Tickets/seat allocations will be advised prior to the train date.
Unfortunately, as our carriages date back nearly 60 years, they are not wheelchair accessible.
If travelling as a group, please make one booking to be allocated seats together.