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West Clare Railway

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County Clare, Ireland
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With friends from the Branch Line Society, we arranged a group visit to explore the railway, see the locomotive and carriages, and ride on the train. We were made very welcome. A wonderful destination and to be recommended to anyone in the area. The staff...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kev A
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The owners are so enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We visited with a group of railway enthusiasts. My husband has wanted to see this line for 40 years and dream was realised.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shina W
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We found this quite by accident, but went in to see it, We were treated to a really good history of the railway and lots of interesting facts, we also had a short train ride. Free attraction but donations are encouraged to keep the railway...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HazellC2
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Arrived just prior to 1 pm when the first train was to depart. The only people around were the waiting potential passengers, abovut 14 of them. But no ticket office open, no station house open, a quiet train at the platform and not a staff...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Rowan B
Reviewed June 13, 2017

I visited Moyasta station at 3.45 pm on Monday 12/06/2017. The place was deserted and neglected, with nothing to suggest that it has recently been open or would ever be open again. The website gives opening times for 2016 as 1-4 pm (implying daily) from...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Leslie_Arthur
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Dropped by here on Easter Sunday. Got into conversation with Jackie Whelan who set up this bit of history. Absolutely fascinating talking to him. He is so passionate about the museum and has great plans to set up a National Railway Museum. Using his own...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank trevor03488
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Travelled from Tralee on the Shannon river ferry with steam enthusiast family, so got there early before published opening time of 1pm to 4pm which gave us time to eat our lunch. Unfortunately as the clock approached 1pm there was no sign of anyone at...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank smwgeorgeEngland
Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend when fortunately the steam engine was in service. OK, the place is a bit ramshackle, but for me that greatly added to the charm. It was a much more authentic than so many glossy, artificial...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank ricklangley
Reviewed May 15, 2016

A major achievement by Jackie and his family, who have restored 3/4 mile of the old West Clare Railway and one of it's engines. It was a shame that the day we visited was not a steam day (we were aware of this), but Jackie's...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andykeithharris
Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Slieve Callan restoration project is and was a magnificent example of what one man can do in the face of adversity. I was outraged by some of the negative comments on here from people who clearly had no idea the amount of blood, sweat...More

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank Edward W
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July 17, 2017|
Response from trevor03488 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you should phone in advance. It is run as a hobby by a Jackie Whelan who owns a recycling company in Ennis. He only opens for limited hours at weekends. Despite this I would urge you to go. He is so passionate about... More
August 25, 2015|
Response from trevor03488 | Reviewed this property |
We spent approx 1 1/2hours with him and didn't notice the time passing. 20 minutes was on the free ride on the old railway. He is so interesting. Some of the exhibits reminded me of the days I used to get the train from... More