Enjoy a May Day Train Trip In Downpatrick

YOU have another chance to catch the steam train at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway over this year’s May Day holidays, (Monday 2nd May and 30th May.) Robert Gardiner, publicity officer for the Downpatrick and County Down railway, said, “After the highly successful Easter ‘Eggs-press’ train egg-stavaganza, the May Day  Bank Holiday is the perfect chance to take another trip to Inch Abbey or to see the delights of a real steam train for anyone who did not get the chance at Easter. “With plenty to see and do for everyone, from railway buffs to children and families looking for a day out, you can head to Downpatrick to sample the atmosphere of rail travel at its most traditional. [caption id="attachment_23171" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="'Harvey, the steam engine pulls out of Inch Abbey railway station. Join the May Day holiday special on 2nd and 30th May. "][/caption] “Refreshments, at highly competitive rates, will be served all day onboard a buffet carriage parked at Inch Abbey station, and the “Thomas the Tank Engine” model railway will be back as usual. “If travelling in to Downpatrick from Inch Abbey, the return journey can be made on any of the services. “Trains run 2pm till 5pm, with ticket costing: adults £5.50 return, £4.50 children and senior citizens, and don’t forget that children aged three years old or below go free, and there’s no booking. For further information and for timetables, visit the website at www.downrail.co.uk or join the railway’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/downrail]]>