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Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 49 8544070
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fantastic County Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rick B
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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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 

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 

Thank mary4ngela
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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 

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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

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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 

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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 

Thank IrelandBee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Excellently run. So much to see and learn. All events there are fantastic and done extremely professionally.

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