The Dundalk Democrat reports on the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in memory of Sir John MacNeill (responsible for a number of railway projects in Ireland) on a building on Jocelyn Street in Dundalk.
Now in its third year, the festival takes place on the weekend of 25/26 August 2018. Further details on the festival website.
Many years ago, the railway museum in Derry City, built on the site of the GNR(I) Foyle Road Station, was closed, apparently due to differences of opinion with Derry City Council.
The Derry Journal reports that the group that are taking over the building – “Destined” – have indicated that when the locomotive “Meenglas” is returned to the site in May 2018 (currently at the RPSI base in Whitehead, Co. Antrim), they would be open to the formation of a new Foyle Valley Railway Preservation Society.