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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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Orange County, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved the building - fab Georgian building. Excellent exhibitions particularly liked the Clogh Ougther exhibition and the GAA exhibitions. There's a High Nelly exhibition on at the moment. The kids love the garden and play area and we enjoyed the coffee shop. Worth the visit.

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Bebington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were just passing through the village and it was raining so decided to pop into the museum for a short visit. Two hours later we dragged ourselves away. A most enjoyable afternoon.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There is loads to see here and on different topics. I was particularly interested in the immigration areas, but there was also sport (football and camogie).

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Cavan County museum is bit off the beaten track. It's situated up a hill above the town centre in Ballyjamesduff, but it's well worth the effort to find it. It crams a lot into three floors of a former convent and has exhibits ranging from the iron age and the middle ages through the famine up to the history... More

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Cavan, Cavan, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum, although called Cavan County is in fact out of the way a little, 6 miles outside of Cavan Town, so bring a car. It is in a lovely old house and rather old fashioned but small is interesting here. I saw a very good exhibition on the Titanic and local people, some area are permanent but the changing... More

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Cavan, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The County Cavan Museum is located in the town of Ballyjamesduff and not the County Town of Cavan. For that reason it is a bit off the beaten track; and if you are coming from the direction of Dublin you will need to hang a left in the town of Virginia. The town of Ballyjamesduff is fairly well sign-posted though... More

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Cavan
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

To my shame I am 35 years old, 8 miles from Ballyjamesduff and until recently I had never been in the Cavan County Museum. We were there for an event recently and it is much more than I ever expected on my own doorstep. Very interesting displays, surprisingly small entry fee and loads of events on. A lovely walk out... More

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Fort Salonga, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I was given the name of this museum by Cavan007 on Tripadvisor. Since my family departed Cavan in 1840's, I was looking for anything of interest. Great displays and a lot of hard work went into this museum. On the down side is a story on Father Thomas O'Reilly, how General Sherman ordered the burning of every private house in... More

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Top Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

There are some nice Artifacts in the building and the structure itself show the power the church used to have as it is clearly still one of the biggest in the village. The location is baffling - must have been a gifted building - but all in all the was on the wrong side of quaint.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stopped by the museum while traveling through Co. Cavan in search of my grandparents hometown. First be warned there is no genealogy at the museum and then enjoy exploring and learning a bit more about Ireland and Co. Cavan. I enjoyed the GAA / Sports room and the famine room. Glad we were able to stop by for a... More

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