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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Athlone
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a... more » Owner description: No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers.The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items. These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesmans tools and buttermaking equipment. For those with an interest in the lifestyle of bygone days, the Museum hosts laundry memorabilia, old and rare washing machines, 1930’s old-style thatched bar & grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones and a large collection of 78rpm records, shop dockets and bill-heads, sports display McCormacks photography room where the contents include dark rooms finishing r D & P line, camara’s enlargers and B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more.Derryglad Folk Museum is an ideal destina­tion for school tours, ICA Guilds, Ladies Clubs, Farming Groups, Vintage Clubs, Historical So­cieties, Day Care Centres and many more « less
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Athlone
Category: Ships; Landmarks
Owner description: Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to Lough Ree (1hr 15min) or... more » Owner description: Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to Lough Ree (1hr 15min) or down river to the monastic settlement and round tower of Clonmacnoise (1hr 30min one way). Experience the religous and Viking history attached to this area. Hear live commentry on Viking hoardes, on the beauty of the river, its flora, fauna, bird and fish life. Fun and excitement for all the family...Departs from Athlone Castle and tickets are available on board. « less
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Athlone
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Performances; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Athlone
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John. The newly renovated space offers visitors the... more » Owner description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John. The newly renovated space offers visitors the chance to explore 8 new exhibits that tell the story of the castle and the town of Athlone on the banks of the River Shannon. « less
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Athlone
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Athlone
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #7 of 8 attractions in Athlone
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
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