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St Connell's Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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A hugely interesting place to visit if one wishes to know the history of the people and the area.

Most definitely worth a visit while one is in Glenties. We were greeted by very helpful staff who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

Great place to lookup local history of Glenties and surrounding area. Fin information on local... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
Catherine S
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Main Street, Glenties, Ireland
+353 87 292 1016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most definitely worth a visit while one is in Glenties. We were greeted by very helpful staff who explained the layout of the Museum (it is over three floors) and is packed with artefacts that have been gathered locally. It is exceedingly cheap to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Great place to lookup local history of Glenties and surrounding area. Fin information on local events and places of interest to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I saw this museum during the very busy Magill Summer School and the staff were very friendly and told me about the literary and railway exhibits and the cells out the back! Nice cup of tea too!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel B
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We called in to St Connell's Museum in Glenties during our holiday in Donegal. We were met with a typical friendly Irish welcome and given a comprehensive introduction to the exhibits. The museum has a mix of material varying from information about the Great Famine...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Neil S
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This museum contains a wealth of information about the local area, but the layout of the material it contains is not well organized or easy to follow. The section on the Famine was very interesting and will take a bit of time to read all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike3521
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Spent an hour going thru this small quaint museum. We are not well acquainted with this part of Ireland and learned plenty about the local literary scene, and about the area in general. Well worth a visit. The curator was well versed in the collection....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robin H
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

It is worth stopping off to browse the collections of objects, pictures and records of local and Irish interest and there are reminders of the hard times faced through famine, wholesale evictions and flood. The section on Donegal and peat industry railways was particularly good....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Roganroy
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

This is my third year in a row visiting the museum,and I would agree it is great value for money,but I was disappointed in this visit as there were lightbulbs out in various parts of the museum, resulting in it being a real struggle to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marty D
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

I wanted a cup of tea and spotted the tables outside and the lady who served me convinced me to visit the museum too. For only €3 what a treat. Everything from postwar rationing coupons, through toys, domain appliances, butter making churns and exhibits on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Danny M
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

You could easily miss this gem of a museum. But you would be missing a whole lot of interesting elements of local and national heritage and culture. From the literary life of the area Brian Friel and Patrick MacGill as well as a very simple...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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