The Burtonport Extension of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly

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rogerfarnworth
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The Burtonport Extension of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly

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In April 2023 we stayed close to Burtonport, adjacent to Loch Meela, in Co. Donegal. On the first full day of our stay, we walked the Burtonport Old Railway Walk. A 6km length of the Burtonport extension of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway has been made into an accessible path. The weather was great and the walk very enjoyable. We were impressed by the investment in the walk made by the local community and Donegal County Council.

The original line ran from Derry to Letterkenny and was later extended to Burtonport. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/04/28/th ... ay-part-1/
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Re: The Burtonport Extension of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly

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This is the second length of the Burtonport Extension which takes us as far as Cashelnagor. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/05/05/th ... ay-part-2/
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Re: The Burtonport Extension of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly

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This is the third length of the L&LSR. It covers the length from Cashelnagor to Barnes Gap. .... It includes what was the most significant structure on the line ... the Owencarrow Viaduct. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/06/22/th ... ay-part-3/
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Re: The Burtonport Extension of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly

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This next linked article covers the remaining length of the Burtonport Extension Railway from Barnes Gap to Letterkenny. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/07/13/th ... tterkenny/
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