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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

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Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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amazing collection In a great rural setting. well worth a visit. would need hours to browse through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas F
Amazing selection of historical artifacts. Of interest to all the family.

We happened upon this place on the weekend and met the man behind the collection. He shared the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
San Francisco, California
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No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers.The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items. These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesmans tools and buttermaking equipment. For those with an interest in the lifestyle of bygone days, the Museum hosts laundry memorabilia, old and rare washing machines, 1930’s old-style thatched bar & grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones and a large collection of 78rpm records, shop dockets and bill-heads, sports display McCormacks photography room where the contents include dark rooms finishing r D & P line, camara’s enlargers and B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more.Derryglad Folk Museum is an ideal destina­tion for school tours, ICA Guilds, Ladies Clubs, Farming Groups, Vintage Clubs, Historical So­cieties, Day Care Centres and many more
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Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing collection In a great rural setting. well worth a visit. would need hours to browse through all items.

1  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We happened upon this place on the weekend and met the man behind the collection. He shared the history behind any item we asked about no matter how esoteric. A fountain of knowledge. There were items to interest all members of the family. Kids would...More

1  Thank sftravel-dg
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A most enjoyable place to visit all the old artifacts of bygone days of everyday life in Ireland and old farm implements friendly owners willing to give the history of the exhibits in great detail and a cup of tea and scones was had by...More

3  Thank Mansondog
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely little spot to spend an hour or two. A lot of thought and care has been put into the presentation of items which cover a range of aspects of life from days gone by.

1  Thank Declan K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

such fun we had here looking at all the artefacts from days long gone.brought back memories. loved the old classroom with old irish writitng on blackboard.

1  Thank maysmillions
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This was a great way to spend an hour and all the more enjoyable as it was on a Sunday morning when it’s not normally open. We rang ahead not expecting much but in the hope that a group was being accommodated that we might...More

1  Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Told you are going to a shed in remote field in Ireland doesn't sound like a good idea but ..........this little museum is a wonder. Full of every day items from days gone by you will be reminiscing all day. Beautifully kept, no dust any...More

1  Thank Mags508
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A small museum at the back of the owners house. Has hundreds of objects from the last 100 years. It is the owners personal touch explaining the exhibits and allowing my kids to try some that makes this museum stand out. Well worth a visit...More

1  Thank Glancy1973
Reviewed 25 August 2017

this hotel has everything even a game of draughts on the rooftop what a wonderful place to stay the variety on display for breakfast was superb and the waiting staff were just so good at their work looking after the customers really a lovely place...More

1  Thank stp12_12
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We expected to spend an hour but three hours later were still captivated and enthralled by the magic of this little gem of a museum. From 2000 year old butter through to a 20 year old video recorder, the 7,000 plus items on display are...More

2  Thank 394tiramasu
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8 March 2017|
Response from Joyce F | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I have taken a couple of days to answer. We came across the museum by accident on the way back to where we were staying. The museum does have it's own web site and gives directions from different towns. Hope... More
Catherine N
31 August 2016|
Response from Thomas F |
open mon - sat from 10am. Some sundays but ring 1st to confirm. anytime by appointment.