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Michael Davitt Museum

| Straide, Foxford 00000, Ireland
+353 94 903 1942
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well worth a visit

well worth stopping off at this museum, loads of history, so well explained by guide Paddy Flynn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
billykay814
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Limerick, Ireland
One of the very top small museums in Ireland.

Independent of my interest in Irish history, generally, or the Land-League/HomeRule period... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
wiegands2017
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Straide, Foxford 00000, Ireland
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+353 94 903 1942
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth stopping off at this museum, loads of history, so well explained by guide Paddy Flynn, would need at least 2 hours a visit to really enjoy it all, there's also Straide Abbey which adjoins the museum, with loads of history packed in there...More

Thank billykay814
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Independent of my interest in Irish history, generally, or the Land-League/HomeRule period, particularly, this little museum is an absolute must. The staff were amazingly knowledgeable, and one provided a brilliant short tour, noting all the fascinating items on display. Immediately next to the museum is...More

Thank wiegands2017
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We recently stopped by the Michael David Museum while in Ireland after seeing it was named one of the Top 10 Museums in Ireland by TripAdvisor and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff and especially our tour guide were great. Our guide shared extensive knowledge of...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the size of this museum there is loads of history packed in here, many artifacts and very knowledgable guide. Effort was made with our youngest for him to be involved and interactive going round. Very enjoyable visit.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The story of Michael Davitt is the story of Irelands history from the 1840's famine through armed and eventually civil resistance centred on a man who from humble Mayo roots became a British MP and human rights activist. An extraordinary story told by guides who...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating museum- great tour guides-- learned a lot-- teens like it too!! Make sure you go if you are in area!!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Paddy brought the period to life very knowledgeable about the suffering in the west of Ireland at the time would recommend anyone not to pass this gem by

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The extraordinary life and work of Michael Davitt (1846-1906) - Land League organiser and life long social justice activist, writer, journalist, politician - has been under represented in the pantheon of Irish leaders - perhaps because his story doesn't quite fit the nationalist agenda. His...More

2  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have always loved Irish history and especially the period from the famine up to the 1970's. The story of Michael Davitt is expertly explained by a very interesting guide, Paddy, after an orientation video you are brought around the museum to learn the deeper...More

1  Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our local tour guide, Sean Moran gave me an exceptionally professional and well knowledgeable tour of Davitt's home town and Life...Sean's enthusiasm rubbed off on me and now M. Davitt is one of my heroes. So glad I took this one and one of the...More

1  Thank Joherty217
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