Michael Davitt Museum

Michael Davitt Museum, Foxford: Hours, Address, Michael Davitt Museum Reviews: 5/5

Michael Davitt Museum
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09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Sunday
09:30 - 17:30
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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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Mary F
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May 2022
We were at the Davitt Museum a month ago and we wanted to thank Mark (better late than never) for the great experience and comprehensive guide to Michael Davitt and surrounding area. The best tour guide ever! We enjoyed it so much.
At the moment I am reading Michael Davitt's book which gives you a great insight to his life. We want to thank everyone at the museum for being so welcoming.
Would highly recommend to other visitors in the area.
Written 24 June 2022
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It was an absolute pleasure to show you around and we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. It is such an important and inspirational story as you will have discovered. Please do not hesitate to visit again next time you are in the area.
Written 24 June 2022
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Ruth M
2 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a wonderful afternoon, last Sunday visiting the museum. Margaret was very informative. Well worth the visit, give yourselves at least an hour or two.
Written 19 June 2022
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Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted that the experience here made for a pleasant day. Margaret tells me that it was a real pleasure to show you around.
Written 23 June 2022
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MsRiley
England, UK2,656 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Plenty to interest Irish history enthusiasts here, and the friendliness and enthusiasm of the guides is second to none.
The Land League was such an important organisation at the time and Davitts travels, and links with other ‘progressive’ movements across the world were also explained.
Nearby Straide Abbey is an impressive ruin with some lovely ancient carvings.
It’s a shame there’s no cafe on site - the nearest would probably be in Foxford Woollen Mills a few miles down the road.
Written 17 June 2022
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we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and friary and that the experience here was worthwhile. The Michael Davitt story as you say includes a host of national and international factors and shows him as a truly inspirational figure. There are plans to reintroduce a cafe facility at the site in due course and we would be happy to provide a cup of your favourite drink when you next visit.
Written 23 June 2022
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Kieran F
1 contribution
Jun 2022
To say this is a museum whose primary focus is on locally born national hero Michael Davitt does not do the visit full justice. Firstly be blown away by the lush location and the old restored church which houses the museum. Then experience the friendliest of receptions as you enters the building and are given an outline of how to best experience the museum trip. You are shown a short introductory film on the life Michael Davitt which if you never heard of him will make you wonder why you haven't; if you have heard only a bit about him will educate you - but in all cases will leave you with a taste of more. And more is what you get when you take in the wide array and richness of the artifacts on display. If you are lucky enough to get a guided tour (as we were by Margaret who gave us so much of her time and attention) then their knowledge, enthusiasm and patience really brings out the richness of Davitt's life. Yet there is more when stepping outside to the characterful adjoining abbey and graveyard, wherein the eponymous native is buried. For Davitt a short distance from his birthplace to his resting place - but what a journey.

Thank you again to all the dedicated and friendly team we made friends with on that morning - I am reading a book on Michael Davitt at the moment - Thank you
Written 10 June 2022
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A trip advisor review is always welcome Kieran and such an effusive posting as yours is especially welcome as indeed are you the next time you are in the area. Your studies on Michael Davitt may make you eligible for a tour guiding position here in the future. Best wishes from all at the Michael Davitt Museum.
Written 11 June 2022
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Ronan C
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Michel Davitt, a significant figure in Irish Land reform and indeed an influencer on the world stage enjoys a fine tribute and legacy per this wee gem of a museum - in addition you get a tour of the local early middle age church - our guide Paul was so well versed in the factors and influences that gave rise to Davitts important contribution to Irish history and independence.
Written 30 May 2022
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at the museum. Paul tells me that he too enjoyed his tour with yourselves and learnt from you as well, which is always a bonus, while promoting the Michael Davitt story and his remarkable legacy.
Written 31 May 2022
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Diane C
13 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Therese gave us such a warm welcome. Her knowledge of Michael Davitt added to such a pleasant experience. This is a must see museum. Michael Davitt was an International advocate for Ireland's cause. This museum and surrounds are so peaceful. It is easy to see why this is an award winning museum. I hope to be back very soon .
Written 30 May 2022
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Thank you for your kind words Diane, we are delighted that you had such a good time at the museum . Therese tells me that it was a pleasure to share the Michael Davitt story with you and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written 31 May 2022
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fboylan88
Worthing, United Kingdom13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a gem! Small museum full of history, tales and artifacts. We were shown around by Margaret, who gave us so much interesting information. And we had a wonderful welcome from Mary on our arrival

Living Irish history.
Written 29 April 2022
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that our service helped that process, it is an honour to meet people like yourselves and to promote the story of this great man.
Written 3 May 2022
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Patrick Keys
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Mar 2022 • Couples
Spent a most interesting and informative hour studying the written documents,viewing the attractive video and taking Marks knowledgeable and exciting tour. His passion for sharing the amazing narrative of the great man's life shone through.We were fortunate in being introduced to Olivia Davitt of Raleigh, North Carolina, Davitts great great granddaughter ,who happened to be visiting the museum and taking the tour that day. For a history buff this was indeed a day to remember
Written 23 April 2022
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Thank you for the positive review, it was a real pleasure to show you around and to have a descendant of the great man here at the same time was a real bonus for us as well. I can't promise we will always have a family member when you next call but who knows? It is so important that the life and enduring legacy of Michael Davitt is preserved and promoted.
Written 24 April 2022
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S12MMO
Dublin, Ireland88 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What to do is something I often enter into a search whenever I travel, which with recent pandemic has not been as often as I like! Plan B in de West is a must, and delighted to say rain or shine a visit to Michael Davitt Museum is a must! I knew about part of his life re land league, had no idea what a well travelled man he defended the cause around the world, from Hong Kong to Aboriginals in Australia, Jewish people in Russia, Boers in South Africa, quite extraordinary given a world where travel was difficult. The audio visual, the guides were excellent with a depth of knowledge to share with you, not just about the life of Michael Davitt, but the social history of the locality, the tour in particular around the Church was particularly fascinating. Top marks to all the team for sharing the amazing story and maintaining what is a must thing to do. Wholeheartedly recommend you visit here...
Written 22 April 2022
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Thank you for your review Edward and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. It is a privilege and an honour to promote the life and legacy of this remarkable man.
Written 23 April 2022
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Nomsa Trissel P
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Mar 2022 • Friends
We were welcomed by a very friendly and chatty lady called Yvonne, she gave us so much information about the museum and the area. Margaret then brought us through to watch a short documentary on Michael Davitt. She then brought us on a comprehensive tour, a lady who is really passionate about history, well informed on the history of Mayo. Margaret went over and beyond to make sure we enjoyed and understood everything she said. I think the price we paid for entry was way too low compared to the service. I look forward to going back and I’d definitely recommend this place
Written 23 March 2022
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Thank you for your glowing review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum so much. Margaret was very happy to show you around and sends her regards. You will of course be made very welcome again when you return.
Written 24 March 2022
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