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Cavan County Museum

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Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 49 8544070
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Life in the trenches

Visited the County Cavan Museum in Ballyjamesduff with kids (boys and girls) ranging in age from 8 to 15. Facilities include a coffee shop, toilets and indoor exhibits...the kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Navan, Meath, Ireland
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Navan, Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the County Cavan Museum in Ballyjamesduff with kids (boys and girls) ranging in age from 8 to 15. Facilities include a coffee shop, toilets and indoor exhibits...the kids loved reading about the Brehon laws (apparently it was a more serious crime to kill a woman over a man...too right!). Outside there is a good sized playground, picnic tables and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum is housed within a former convent a short drkve from Cavan town. Spread over two floors is an amazing collection of artefacts and memorabilia from World War One and the period in which it took place. One of the highlights of the site is a realistic mock-up of WW1 trenches which gives an authentic feel for the experience... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

superb attraction. Couldn't believe the only WW1 trench open to the public in Ireland or the UK is located in County Cavan. Its at the back of the County Museum which also has a playground, by the way - very handy for those with small kids. The trench is located on an acre site out the back of the museum... More 

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longford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

went there with family of two kids and husband. children aged 10 and 15. really enjoyed it. the trench experience was an eye opener. it really made you think about what those poor men went through. and I visited on a good day, can only imagine what they had to put up with 100 yrs ago. Anyway went inside and... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Arrived here in time to do the trenches before it rained ...took umbrellas supplied by museum as it lashed..but that did not dampen our spirits as we explored the trenches...made us realise how tough life was for those guys on the frontline in WW1. Museum building and contents exc ellent...something for everyone...we even ran out of time. Well worth a... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A small Museum with a big interest.Be sure to visit .Trenches very atmospheric and thought provoking.Brautiful garden and Nun's Walk.Cavan GAA exhibition of interest.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Saw a sign on roadside for this museum, talking of an exhibit of WWI trenches. It is a bit off the main roads but well worth the visit. The Building is a three storey brick building with exhibits on all three floors, all very well laid out and easy to walk around. The main attraction for my husband was the... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

what a surprise this visit was! A recreation of a WW1 trench - the children just loved this experience. Loads of interactive fun and realistic props. Then in to the museum where local artefacts are on display. The lough oughter exhibit was on show - great work! Lots for the children to see and the interactive displays were the highlight.... More 

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Co Meath, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited this museum and was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff to look at and read. it was hugely interesting. for once i was glad the kids were not with me as i was able to wander over the numerous floors and take in all the information. there is a lovely garden to sit in and also when i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very well stocked Museum tracing history of locality and people. The recreation of WWW1 trenches was excellent.

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Additional Information about Cavan County Museum

Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 49 8544070
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Cavan
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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