Michael Davitt Museum

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Michael Davitt Museum
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09:30 - 16:30
Monday
09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:30
Thursday
09:30 - 16:30
Friday
09:30 - 16:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:30
Sunday
09:30 - 16:30
About
The Michael Davitt Museum is dedicated to the life and achievements of Michael Davitt - father of the Land League, International Humanitarian, Author and Parliamentarian. The Museum is housed in a Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland award winning restored church in which Michael Davitt was baptised. The museum is adjacent to the 13th Century Straide Abbey which contains some of the finest medieval carvings in Ireland. The site also features an historic graveyard in which Davitt, and other notable figures are buried, and extensive landscaped grounds, in which to walk or picnic. Food & refreshments available nearby.
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TomSean
County Cork, Ireland22 contributions
Well worth the stop
Jul 2021
It's very easy to speed past this gem. They could do with better signage! Davitt's story is very well told in displays and by the onsite volunteer guide who was most informative and helpful.
The visit includes the indoor museum and the cemetery where he is buried which includes the ruins of an ancient friary. It can all be done in 40 minutes. Well worth the 5e.
Written 27 July 2021
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Kate Doyle
Limerick, Ireland6 contributions
Outstanding, informative tour, highly recommended.
Jul 2021 • Couples
We just finished the tour of the Michael Davitt museum. It was outstanding! We were so impressed by the hospitality of all the workers and the incredible knowledge of our tour guide Paul. I would recommend this to anyone staying or passing through Ballina!
Written 21 July 2021
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niamh s
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A gem for both history lovers and those who knows nothing about Michael Davitt
Jul 2021 • Family
Great video and fantastic staff. Made so welcome. I very much hope enjoyed the talk by the tour guide who has so much knowledge to add and great anecdotes. It was worth the €5 entry pp and it is supporting local enterprise and Irish history. Surprisingly great! Thank
Written 9 July 2021
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Graham M
1 contribution
Eyes awakened
Jun 2021 • Couples
The knowledge base of the people working here is a definite positive. You should make this a stop if you are interested in Irish history.
Written 3 July 2021
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Cian
Ireland2 contributions
Michael Davitt Museum Visit
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic museum and tour, very informative. Well worth the visit & a must for history enthusiasts!!
Written 2 July 2021
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dellygirlCoDerry
Ballymena, UK12 contributions
An enlightenment!
Jun 2021
A wonderful morning - well spent with Michelle who was very knowledgeable about the irish activists along with Michael Davitt who had an enormous part to play in changing irish farming rights. The Land league shaped Ireland and without these great figures and their followers we owe a great debt.
Thank-you again Michelle.
Dolores.
Written 13 June 2021
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Peter Gallogly
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Well worth the detour
May 2021 • Family
A really interesting museum and presented in a very dynamic way with a lot of artefacts from Davitt’s life. It’s location adjacent to an historic abbey in the beautiful village of Straide means our visit with three teens in tow was well worth it both inside and out. Thank you to the staff who were really lovely and very welcoming.
Written 12 June 2021
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Lesley
2 contributions
A Wonderful Welcome
Oct 2020
I am so glad that i took the time to drive to Straide today to visit this museum. It houses a unique and intimate memorabilia of this man of peace and justice. i was treated to a wonderful welcome from Therese who imparted so much enthusiasm and knowledge about Michael Davitt. She has inspired my interest in this man and his action as a leader.
Written 5 October 2020
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Cynthia R
Dunboyne, Ireland2 contributions
Afternoon we’ll spent
Oct 2020 • Friends
Spent a very pleasant afternoon in the Michael Davitt museum today. Very well set out, learnt things I didn’t know previously, very proud of Michael Davitt and his part in the formation of the Land League. Also our guide Margaret was informative and showed us the Abbey and burial place if Michael Davitt.
Written 1 October 2020
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Anne M
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Very interesting place and most helpful staff. .
Sep 2020
A museum in a beautiful setting about a very interesting man. We didn't know Michael Davitt was such an accomplished writer and activist for both Irish and international causes. His biography is brought to life in the audio-visual. The displays and artefacts were most informative. Staff were pleasant and courteous.
We got a puncture on the way out and are most most grateful to Paul who came to our immediate assistance, changed our tyre and advised us on where to get a new one. The day was wet with poor visibility and we did not see the jagged edge of the path leading to Michael Davitt's statue. This needs attention.
Thank you again for this (almost) hidden gem.
Written 24 September 2020
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Michael Davitt Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30


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