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Cavan County Museum
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Cavan
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stopped by the museum while traveling through Co. Cavan in search of my grandparents hometown. First be warned there is no genealogy at the museum and then enjoy exploring and learning a bit more about Ireland and Co. Cavan. I enjoyed the GAA / Sports room and the famine room. Glad we were able to stop by for a visit and enjoy the local history - it is a beautiful part of the country and pleasantly tourist free.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This needs to be publicised more, its in a former Convent which adds to the atmosphere of times gone by. Theres a GAA section which will appeal greatly to fans and non fans alike. The section on Emigration is very interesting and gives a good insight into our past. We did not leave enough time to fully take everything in . This museum's offerings would occupy old and young alike.

Thank John M
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Beautiful museum hidden away at the back of bjd town, fantastic history in the large nunnery building, get lost in time going round the exhibits

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Not many people can say that they have visited Ballyjamesduff but to those who intend to - in the future - I would recommend the Cavan County Museum. It consists of 3 floors with a number of rooms on each, charting the history of Ireland from 7,000 years ago to the present day. All subjects are well illustrated with artifacts and wonderful graphics. There will be areas of interest to all ages - young to old. It was fascinating to see the links which Cavan had with Percy French and to see some of his paintings.
There were many interesting and sometimes distressing figures on subjects such as the Great Famine.
Coming from Northern Ireland, I was interested to see how the history was portrayed. The facts of invasion and wars were well presented and I must compliment the museum on what I believe to be a very fair and unbiased display. One room was dedicated to Peace and Reconciliation and It is to the credit of the museum that they are helping to educate the children of today to be good citizens for the future.

Thank Bally192
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum is located in the busy little village of Ballyjamesduff just a 10mins drive from Virginia. The museum itself is housed in a former nunnery and retains much of its original architectural features, indeed it can very atmospheric and is supposedly haunted by a couple of old nuns! The ground floor has Neolithic to Iron Age displays including a surprisingly well-preserved dug-out canoe (the main advantage of being designated a COUNTY museum is that local archaeological finds and curios are allowed to stay within the county). The second floor has an extremely impressive GAA collection and also some fantastic costumes and uniforms from various periods of Cavan's history. The top floor is used as an art gallery and always has something interesting to show. There are regular seminars and talks on historical themes and also a craft/quilt making work shop. The staff are very friendly and informative and there is a gift shop and a gift shop available. Outside there is free and plentiful secure parking as well as a small playground for kids with nature walks and gardens for picnics. A wonderful place to pass an afternoon however there is a small entrance fee (2euros I think).

Thank 401MichaelF
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