Castlerea Railway Museum’s 25th Anniversary photo exhibition launches this Thursday

Castlerea Railway Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary this year!

  To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, the museum is launching a new display of photographs, which show memories from the preparation of the Hell’s Kitchen site for the arrival of the locomotive, to its exciting delivery day and placement, to the official opening day of the museum in 1999.

As the museum is currently undergoing renovation, the launch will take place in Castlerea Library this Thursday, July 13th. The event begins at 6.30 pm, and the exhibition will be launched by the guest of honour, Dr Greg Kelly. The exhibition will remain on free display in the library throughout the month. All are very welcome to attend the launch.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Staying On Track: 25 Years of Castlerea Railway Museum’, includes many photographs that show the extraordinary proceedings around bringing a locomotive by road from Dublin to Castlerea, the excitement around the opening of a new local tourist attraction, and the town of Castlerea from 25 years ago.