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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

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Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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Charlie a gentleman and an instant friend of everyone he meets,

This was a great way to spend an hour and all the more enjoyable as it was on a Sunday morning when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel M
Dublin, Ireland
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Told you are going to a shed in remote field in Ireland doesn't sound like a good idea but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We wasn't really sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. This museum is bursting with memorabilia of Irish past. The owner was informative and kept checking we was okay and if we had any questions. For €6 it was a very enjoyable hour. There's...More

2  Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Not everyone in our group wanted to visit the Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum last week but afterwards, she was derry, derry glad she did. It is a delight. Thousands of pieces to see; you could spend the day there and still miss things. Charlie...More

1  Thank hallspic
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This place had a vast array of old items and the owner was most helpful in answering any questions we had for him. We recognised many items and it brought back many happy memories.

1  Thank Barryoneill
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing find. It can be hard when your with two teenage girls but they loved it. The host was so welcoming and the entire visit was just so interesting.

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Hard to find words to describe how fantastic this place is. We visited on a sunny Monday eve and were the only ones there so had the owners attention for the whole visit, the man is amazing, so friendly, passionate etc. If like me u...More

1  Thank John C
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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.