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Cavan County Museum

Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
353 49 8544070
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Cavan
Type: Museums
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museum was very interesting, with a great variety of Irish historical info. There were plenty of artefacts to keep you amused, especially related to GAA. By FAR, my favourite part of the museum was outside. The trench attraction. It was a series of trenches dug out with snippets of info about trench warfare and the lives of the soldiers... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

..... with the largest replica trench system in the British Isles outside. Whilst the museumn is a bit out of Cavan, it is with a visit. Well researched Breast War exhibition inside together with reseasrcvh on the local aristocratic Farnham family.

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Befast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Brilliant trenches dug to give an authentic feel!!! The building is lovely with a great history behind it, full of extremely informative information and artifacts.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Cavan County Museum is well worth a visit. The museum is in the old Covent and the history covers both the Order of Nuns that lived there and the local Gentry ie The Farnham family. The 1st World War is also a feature with the added bonus of the trenches outside. Good value for money and plenty of free... More

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londonderry
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

has just installed a ww1 trench system to commemorate to first world war. The history of Cavan and its people were very interesting as was the feel of the old building

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The exhibits were laid out so well, the information posters were easy to read. The Farnham family portraits are so well displayed and wonder to see. The 3 floors of exhibits are all very interesting but the new 1st WW trench is so good, so real and the mine field is so realistic. A great day out for age groups.

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Ballyjamesduff, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Passed here many times but was attracted in by the WW1 experience. The museum is located in Ballyjamesduff in the old convent school which in itself boasts of an interesting past. Plenty of parking beside a childrens play area and a nice garden with picnic tables that were being well used on the day. The mueum itself is laid out... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ok if your handy to it but very poor . Great looking building outside but not much in it . Kids found it mind numbingly boaring

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Cavan, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Having moved to Cavan 3 years ago we finally got around to visiting the museum. The building is very impressive & we were made to feel very welcome. The 3 floors the exhibits are set over were well laid out. Everything was very well explained & the information provided was very interesting. The WW1 trench has just opened on the... More

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Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love going to this place every time I'm in Ireland. They try to keep the local history similar but are always changing the main exhibition. I was leaving the weekend before they changed their exhibition to World War 1 but would have loved to have seen it. The building hasn't changed over the years and as a previous reviewer... More

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