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Michael Davitt Museum

| Straide, Foxford 00000, Ireland
+353 94 903 1942
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Enjoyable visit to Michael davitt museum

Very informative and enjoyable experience with very friendly staff. Highly recommend a visit, very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eileenamaguire
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County Donegal, Ireland
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The amazing story of a great man.

This museum tells the fascinating story of Michael Davitt, a revolutionary, inspirational leader... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MirandaPC
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London, United Kingdom
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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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| Straide, Foxford 00000, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very informative and enjoyable experience with very friendly staff. Highly recommend a visit, very worthwhile

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum tells the fascinating story of Michael Davitt, a revolutionary, inspirational leader and supporter of diverse radical causes, not just in Ireland but around the world. The museum tells the tale of this little known figure well. In particular through a short video and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael Davitt, founder of the Irish National Land League, was the inspiration for India’s independence led by Gandhi, who in turn, inspired many other civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King. The Michael Davitt Museum in Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo, is a must-visit museum. A...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called into this museum after passing by it for years. We were warmly welcomed and our tour guide Paddy was very engaging and knowledgeable. The museum had fabulous displays and they were extremely in depth and full of detail. Highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning in the Michael Davitt museum in Straide. Paddy was an incredible guide and a fountain of knowledge. I had no idea how much of an inspiration Michael Davitt was the museum does a great job preserving his story and highlighting...More

1  Thank Jenifer S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the long and varied struggle for social justice in Ireland,this is unmissable. Michael Davitt's story is told in a variety of forms, video,information boards and artifacts. The surrounding grounds are of interest also. However,what made it exceptional to me...More

1  Thank chrissyboyWales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second to none! I have paid in to museums up and down the country and all you get is hello and goodbye. Thus placed takes you in and almost makes you part of the Davitt family. Steeped in history Paddy brought us on a walk...More

2  Thank PhilSwan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am amazed that this excellent museum is self-funding. From the moment you arrive until you leave, your interest never wanes and in our case that was due to the excellent guiding skills of Paddy. We have all experienced boredom in museums but that is...More

2  Thank AtticusN_Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum, only one large room, but very interesting, telling the story of Micheal Davitt who led land reformation in Ireland.

1  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I found the Michael Davitt Museum nestled in the small but interesting village of Straid, in Foxford, Co. Mayo. The video of Davitt's life was very interesting if a little poignant. Paddy, showed us Davitt's grave while recounting the history of the place & the...More

1  Thank mayoonmymind
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Response from AtticusN_Ireland | Reviewed this property |
No fee but please if you can leave a donation. They are completely self-funding.
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