Glenfarne Railway Station now open to visitors

One of North Leitrim’s most historic buildings is now open to the public during this month and next.

It’s the former Glenfarne Railway Station, from which Sean MacDiarmada often used, and from which he left Leitrim for the last time when he departed for Dublin before the 1916 Rising.

MacDiarmada lived in nearby Corranmore, where his homestead still stands.

The railway station is the first stop on a historical trip of the area which takes place on the first Saturday of the month, starting from the Rainbow Ballroom in Glenfarne at 1pm.

The station building is now the home of Frank White and his family.

He has been telling Ocean FM News about it, and about an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the closure of the railway.