Upcoming Outings

For over 70 years the IRRS has held hundreds of outings to locations of railway interest, both in Ireland and abroad. The nature of outings and activities have evolved with the developments of Irish railways. Examples include visits to Irish railway engineering facilities (exclusive to IRRS members) and diesel hauled excursion trains to unusual locations. Forthcoming Society outings are detailed below.

Outing to Irish Steam Preservation Society at Stradbally, Co. Laois (New date TBC)

In light of the CORONAVIRUS outbreak, the outing that had been arranged to visit the Steam Railway at Stradbally, Co. Laois on Saturday 21st March 2020 is now postponed. A rescheduled date will be communicated at a later stage. All existing and future bookings remain valid.

The group will travel to and from Portlaoise by service train. Lunch (optional) will be available at the Killeshin Hotel, Dublin Road, Portlaoise. A coach will be available to take members to and from Stradbally and the Hotel. For BOOKING FORM and TIMINGS, CLICK HERE


Outing to Permanent Way & Laois Train Care Depots, Portlaoise (New Date TBC)

In light of the ongoing CORONAVIRUS outbreak, the outing that had been arranged to visit the Iarnrod Eireann’s Permanent Way AND Laois Train Care Depots, Portlaoise, on Friday 15th May 2020 is now postponed. A rescheduled date will be communicated at a later stage. All existing bookings are cancelled and will be refunded. A new booking must be made when the new date is announced.

The group will travel to and from Portlaoise by service train. Lunch (optional) will be available at the Killeshin Hotel, Dublin Road, Portlaoise. A coach will be available to take Members to and from the Depots and the Hotel. Please note this outing is limited to 50 members only (guests not permitted) so early booking is advised! For BOOKING FORM and TIMINGS, CLICK HERE


Outing to Derry / Londonderry & Portrush (New Date TBC)

In light of the ongoing CORONAVIRUS outbreak, the outing that had been arranged to travel to Derry and Portrush to see the extensively redeveloped stations at both locations on Saturday 25th July 2020 is now postponed. A rescheduled date will be communicated at a later stage. All existing bookings are cancelled and will be refunded. A new booking must be made when the new date is announced.

The group will travel to Belfast by Enterprise and onwards to Derry and Portrush by service train. Lunch is at Members/Guests own discretion in Derry. We will then travel back to Belfast by service train, returning to Dublin on the Enterprise. For BOOKING FORM and TIMINGS, CLICK HERE


Email programme@irrs.ie for queries regarding the above outings. For details and photos of previous IRRS outings, click here.