Raphoe train to run through the night

Gerry Robinson.

HISTORY will be made next month when for the first time in over half a century a passenger train will run through the night in Donegal.

It’s all part of a 24-hour marathon fundraiser in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

The event will take place on May 4-5 at Oakfield Park in Raphoe, the home of Sir Gerry Robinson and Lady Heather Robinson as part of the Relay for Life Cancer fundraising effort in Donegal.


Oakfield Park Estate Manager Brian McElhinney explained: “We are involved with the ‘Claire’s Bluebells’ Relay for Life team which is based in Raphoe.

“Claire is the late wife of one of our staff at Oakfield Park who lost her battle with cancer last year.
“The main feature of our event is the 24 hour train drive for which we are inviting sponsorship from businesses.

“For every €50 of sponsorship we receive the sponsor business will be entered into a draw.

The prizes on offer include three separate one-to-one half day business advice sessions with Sir Gerry Robinson, well known for his success in business.

We will be offering entertainment on the Saturday evening and a family fun day on the Sunday (12 to 6pm).”

More information and updates will be published on our facebook page


Donegal News is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. St. Anne's Court, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland