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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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A joy to visit

Museum was closed due to winter timetable but the owner opened up especially for a family party of... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Mártan Ó
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County Galway, Ireland
Well worth a visit!!

Recently visited derryglad museum with family and friends. you could spend the whole day there with... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Fergal80
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Galway, Ireland
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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
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Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
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+353 90 648 8192
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Museum was closed due to winter timetable but the owner opened up especially for a family party of 9 of us and spent the best part of 2 hours explaining the history and use of some of the thousands of exhibits in this fantastic oasis...More

2  Thank Mártan Ó
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Recently visited derryglad museum with family and friends. you could spend the whole day there with the amount of stuff charlie and his family has managed to collect. there is something for everyone. the amount of time charlie spent with us too sharing stories and...More

1  Thank Fergal80
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit here. Something to interest everyone. A real gem! Charlie was a fountain of knowledge.

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

amazing collection In a great rural setting. well worth a visit. would need hours to browse through all items.

1  Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We happened upon this place on the weekend and met the man behind the collection. He shared the history behind any item we asked about no matter how esoteric. A fountain of knowledge. There were items to interest all members of the family. Kids would...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

A most enjoyable place to visit all the old artifacts of bygone days of everyday life in Ireland and old farm implements friendly owners willing to give the history of the exhibits in great detail and a cup of tea and scones was had by...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little spot to spend an hour or two. A lot of thought and care has been put into the presentation of items which cover a range of aspects of life from days gone by.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

such fun we had here looking at all the artefacts from days long gone.brought back memories. loved the old classroom with old irish writitng on blackboard.

1  Thank maysmillions
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

This was a great way to spend an hour and all the more enjoyable as it was on a Sunday morning when it’s not normally open. We rang ahead not expecting much but in the hope that a group was being accommodated that we might...More

1  Thank Nigel M
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Told you are going to a shed in remote field in Ireland doesn't sound like a good idea but ..........this little museum is a wonder. Full of every day items from days gone by you will be reminiscing all day. Beautifully kept, no dust any...More

1  Thank Mags508
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wicklowmag
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Joyce F | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I have taken a couple of days to answer. We came across the museum by accident on the way back to where we were staying. The museum does have it's own web site and gives directions from different towns. Hope... More
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Catherine N
August 31, 2016|
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open mon - sat from 10am. Some sundays but ring 1st to confirm. anytime by appointment.
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