Hells Kitchen Bar and Railway Museum
Love railways ? Then you will love Hell's Kitchen Bar and Railway Museum in Castlerea which boasts the largest private collection of rail memorabilia in Ireland.
Sean Browne owner explains “People are stunned to see a full sized Railway Locomotive crashed into the back wall of my pub. But my back yard was the perfect location for a railway museum. Today, I have the largest collection of privately-owned railway memorabilia on display in the country. Railway Buffs love it. My favourite artefact is the Ballaghaderreen to Kilfree Junction Staff, which was used on the line until the day it closed in 1963. It was the last outpost of steam locomotion in Ireland.”
Also on display are bells, lamps, shunting poles, signal equipment, staffs, station boards and a T.V monitor for viewing archival material. The Museum is located adjacent to Hells Kitchen Bar in Castlerea.