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Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
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+353 49 854 4070
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Quaint collection of local history

This museum has a lot of local tat. There are costumes from the earlier Pig House Museum. It is a good way to pass an hour if it is raining. We particularly enjoyed the World... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cavan, Ireland
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Cavan, Ireland
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has a lot of local tat. There are costumes from the earlier Pig House Museum. It is a good way to pass an hour if it is raining. We particularly enjoyed the World War I Trenches which were outside at the back of the building.

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London
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this quite by accident and decided to give it a go during our mini break to Ireland during half-term. Not only is the entrance fee exceptional value (12 Euro for a family ticket), everyone got a lot out of it. It's packed full of a diverse array of historical facts, many of which I (of Cavan extraction) was... More 

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Thank gavsky
County Cavan, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The museum is a fantastic place to visit. There are so many interesting things to see. The replica of the GPO at the back and the world war 1 trenches was amazing this was my favourite ,make sure you arrive early you won't be disappointed.

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Thank sean o
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

I brought our 3 young kids here this past summer, on a visit to Ireland. I thought it would be a small tour, over in 20 min, it was so wonderful, so much to see and do. We really loved it.

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Thank Brewster18
ireland
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Went to visit the museum yesterday. 5 euro to get in. mostly about 1916 Easter rising and ww1. Enjoy the trench, suppose to be the longest in the UK and Ireland, 500 meter long. Good fun and good value

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We have been to a number of county museums in multiple trips to Ireland and without a doubt this is the best we have seen. Each person has different things which are of interest to them. This museum has a wide variety of exhibits and anyone should find ones of interest to them. We were particularly interested in the archaeological... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful museum this is-well worth the drive to Ballyjamesduff to see the very professionally presented content. As a descendent of Cavan tenant farmers who fled the misery of the potato famine by emigrating to Australia in the 1850s I found the exhibitions absolutely riveting, moving and educational. I would recommend that anyone who has a connection with County... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Was a bit apprehensive visiting yet another small county museum but have to say I was slowly won over with the attention to detail and variety of exhibits. Loved the costumes. Also the outdoor to scale photographic representation of GPO and very clever use of containers to house a very good 1916 exhibition. Outdoor Trench exhibition also different. Staff were... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum very much!! It was inexpensive to visit for seniors but top quality. It is in a former nun's convent with three stories of excellent exhibits. And to top that, right now there is a "WW1 Trenches" exhibit and a 1916-2016 "Easter Uprising" exhibit, in the grounds at the back, definitely both worth seeing! There is so... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This museum is housed in what was a Convent and is situated up a small road behind the Catholic Church in the town. A visit to this museum is always a pleasant experience. Apart from the collection of artifacts on view there are regular exhibitions and talks. The "Trenches" which are a permanent memorial to those who died during World... More 

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