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Michael Davitt Museum

| Straide, Foxford 00000, Ireland
+353 94 903 1942
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Excellent Museum

Very interesting, Padraig and Mary were very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to as well as... read more

Reviewed today
Fergal H
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Great museum

Great tour lots of stories from very knowledgable staff. Well worth a visit. Plan for a couple of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve M
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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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“biscuits” (13 reviews)
“guided tour” (17 reviews)
“great man” (8 reviews)
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| Straide, Foxford 00000, Ireland
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+353 94 903 1942
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very interesting, Padraig and Mary were very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to as well as very obliging. Well worth a visit!

Thank Fergal H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour lots of stories from very knowledgable staff. Well worth a visit. Plan for a couple of hours.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great museum, had a personal tour from Paddy, which was brilliant - he has a fantastic knowledge of all the exhibits and local history.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I promised myself that I would return to the Michael Davitt Museum and the 2nd time around I can honestly say that I was not disappointed, again our tour guide was Paddy who is an encyclopedia of knowledge of Michael Davitt the ultimate Fenian and...More

1  Thank Paddy3716
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum but it has a wealth of information and memorabilia related to Michel Davitt. He is an example of a man who excelled in adversity from the time he was a child. We got a personalized tour from Sean. Take advantage...More

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Cycling along the road I came across the Michael Davitt Museum. I had vaguely heard of Michael Davitt and I had time to spare, so I popped in. I was beautifully welcomed by two glamourous ladies who sat me down with tea and biscuits to...More

Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Welcomed on May 3rd by Sean, a passionate guide who gave our group all his professional and some of personal time, staying with us to tour the graveyard plus the abbey well after closing time and feeding us with anecdotes about Michael Davitt. Very good...More

Thank O'REILLY N
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

My six year old daughter and I called into the Michael Davitt museum on April 19th. We were really impressed by the level of detail; the artefacts; the video documentary and the excellent and helpful guides (Sean was one !). If anyone has any interest...More

Thank JOHN O
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum along with 30 school children (4th & 5th class) on Tuesday the 24th April 2018. We were made feel so welcome & our tour guide, Paddy, was a fountain of knowledge. Not only did we learn more about the life &...More

1  Thank teresagZ8666KR
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Wow ! What an amazing historical Museum, Michael Davitt did for his people that Gandhi / Nelson Mandela did for there’s but it’s not mentioned / spoken about enough. Sean the curator met us & showed us to an area to watch a 12 mins....More

1  Thank Adam M
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