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Staff/Key Eochair

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo

Iron, tubular instrument, with four copper rings and inscription in copper, 'Swinford,' on one side and 'Charlestown,' on the other. Length, 24"

Security device used on train between Swinford and Charlestown. The exchange of the Kiltimagh key for the Swinford one, was a guarantee that the line was clear and enable the train to move on to the next station where the process was repeated.

Presented to Museum by Michael Kelly of Loughrea who worked for many years on the Railway.

Opening Hours

Daily 2pm - 6pm June to September

Come and share our experience for yourselves. You will be most welcome.

Kiltimagh Railway Museum
County Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 938 1132


  • Parish History, Kiltimagh, Our Life and Times, by Peter Sobolewski & Betty Solan. Price £15 (plus postage)
  • Sean Lavan, produced in conjunction with Kiltimagh GAA: Price £3 (plus postage)

| Kiltimagh Museum | Railway History |
| Raftery | Mike Hogarty | Father Denis O'Hara | Gene Tunney | Sean Lavan |

Items of interest to be viewed at Kiltimagh Railway Museum
| Abacus Ball-frame | Apron | Barber's Pole and Chair | Bedspread or Quilt | Bicycle Permit | Clay Pipe | Copying Press | Cosmetics | Doll | Farming Implements | Gas Lamp | Gas Meter | Gold medal | Life Jacket | Model Locomotive | Locked draws | Glass Case | Olympic Crest 1924 | Police hat and badge | Pottery Hot Water Bottle | Ration Book | Replicas of Boston Famine Memorial | Scales | Scales for eggs | School Clock | Sculpture of the Station Master | Sketch of Raftery | Staff Key | Sundial | Sword | Wooden Trap | Wooden Cradle |