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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

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Mr R.S & Mrs L.J. Hall

Wasn’t expecting that. Extremely clean tidy and well cared for exhibits. All restoration was top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Most enjoyable

The owner Charlie and his family deserve the top award of the land for this wonderful resource and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Longford, Ireland
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting that. Extremely clean tidy and well cared for exhibits. All restoration was top draw. Very good how the items were grouped in the different rooms. Over 7,000 items of well presented old Irish history, with some great photo galleries of the owner and...More

1  Thank Rrichtadvisor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner Charlie and his family deserve the top award of the land for this wonderful resource and for putting together years of gathering items form bye gone times. They are so tastefully displayed and Charlie is at hand to answer any questions. A pure...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon, there are many oddities and rarities to be discovered. This is less a museum than an extensive private collection of all kind of old items from times past, and a great part of its charm comes from the...More

1  Thank mnightingaler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great history of early 20th century every day living. Amazing number of items from the past. A great place to visit, well worth spending Some time there. The owners are wonderful.

1  Thank Dalishus2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Derryglad this evening. Really enjoyed trip and well worth a visit and something for everyone to see there. Owner very helpful. Excellent value for money and will return again.

1  Thank Destination524585
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent venue. Helpful and knowledgeable owner. Great for all ages for education or nostalgia. Recommended

1  Thank 53ChrisR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been meaning to come here for years and finally made it. Was certainly not disappointed. Wonderful collection of memorabilia, all so well looked after. The owner was really welcoming and informative about everything. A most enjoyable afternoon.

2  Thank Pauline202014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really bowled over by this folk park. I've been to a few but this is definitely the best. It was a very relaxed visit, you could take your time and there was so much to see. I was really impressed by how well...More

1  Thank VivienneDougie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful little spot, a little off the beaten path but well worth the journey. We visited while on vacation from the states because the proprietor, Charlie Finneran, shares our surname. We had a private tour of the museum and Charlie proudly played...More

2  Thank mags35rags
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I have never felt compelled to write a review before , but I had to do so, about this hidden gem .It is an amazing experience and propelled my Mum (85)and myself back to our childhoods.We saw items and implements We could have stayed for...More

1  Thank maria w
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8 March 2017|
Response from ann19602014 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 5 or 6 miles on the roscommon side.
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.