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

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1st time in Cavan museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank maxdug39
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 

1 Thank Rick B
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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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 

1 Thank BWCart
Lubbock, Texas
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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 

1 Thank June C
Cavan, Ireland
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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I had heard so much about the Museum, so after visiting my cousin I decided to pay a visit to the Museum. After paying the entrance fee and there was a large map of Cavan County in the front hall. Kingscourt town seems to have disappeared from the face of Cavan. I went back to reception and asked the women... More 

2 Thank gb1950
Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Some great displays of ALL kinds - well worth the trip into Ballyjamesduff. The world war 1 trench is great

Thank Jim B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The museum exhibits are interesting, if a little unrelated. A good exhibit on the Farnham family, which has been central to cavan's history. Best thing about this museum however is the WW1 exhibit that recreates the trenches of the war. Next best is the friendly staff and the reasonable prices on the coffee shop. Worth a look, if you're in... More 

Thank Rockyroad2dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum is excellent especially for kids - the popular highlight being the WW1 trenches - I was very surprised at how large they were I fully expected a few metres but it's a large field trench. You don't know what is around the next corner & the sound effects are a real surprise (and fright) for kids especially. We... More 

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