Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum
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Visitor CentresSpeciality Museums
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Open May-Oct incl : No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk & Heritage 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 ,7500 items includes horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesmans tools and buttermaking equipment, laundry memorabilia, old and rare washing machines, 1930’s old-style thatched bar & grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones , shop dockets and bill-heads, sports display McCormacks photography room where the contents include dark rooms finishing r D & P line, B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more. its an ideal destina­tion for school tours, ICA Guilds, Ladies Clubs, Farming Groups, Vintage Clubs, Historical So­cieties, families,
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Alice M
    Dublin, Ireland110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum to jog the memories
    Visited as part of a mixed group of varying ages but a lot of seniors. Memories of childhood come flooding back as you wander around this fantastic space. Charlie is the best tour guide ever, he has built up this treasure trove over the years and has a story about every little piece, to say he loves what he does is an understatement, he brings everything back to life as you listen to him. Definitely recommend
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Catherine D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Day Out.
    We had a wonderful time at Derryglad Folk Museum. There is so much to see with a vast array of everything from years gone by. It's like stepping back in time and gives a truly authentic experience of what life was like in Ireland from the early 20th Century onwards. Mr. Finneran gave an excellent guided tour, explaining about the different types of equipment and machinery on display, we even got to listen to the gramophone, which the children were fascinated by. You could spend hours looking through everything that the display's offer. It's lovely to see such a beautiful collection of items and you can tell that the Finneran family have dedicated such time and attention to gathering this wonderful collection for everyone to enjoy. I'd highly recommend a visit to Derryglad Folk Museum, it has something for all ages and everyone seemed to really enjoy the afternoon Thank you Mr. Finneran and family for a lovely experience!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Matt
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorable visit
    My wife and 10 yr old son learnt a lot from Charlie and Bridie. Charlie shared a wealth of knowledge with us. Despite there being a large group of other visitors he still found time to come to see how we were getting on. The collection is a credit to them both. I highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in history, who likes reliving past memories, and learning a lot. Thankyou for showing us.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • betsy20
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip down Memory Lane
    A lovely trip down memory lane for older generations and great for the younger generations to hear stories and see how they lived many years ago. Lots of nostalgia and memorable items in the museum and Charlie was very happy to chat to us and all the other visitors and share his stories of old. A lovely place to visit for a couple of hours and revisit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • mcardlepaulette
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful wander down nostalgia Lane
    Such a wonderful wander down nostalgia lane. We relived childhood fun seeing the products and things we remember from our family home. Charlie was an enthusiastic host and we left like kids. We wondered at how difficult it must have been, cooking cleaning earning to keep a family. We revelled how every toy or book brought simple joy.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Patricia H
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great inside attraction if the weather is not that great.
    What a great place. Lots to see, more than just one room. A great history of life in the local area. A mini classroom, a cobbler’s, a chemist, all set up as well as the main museum room and a dairy. Very interesting. A trip down memory lane for a lot of us, even if you are not from the local area there will be things you recognise from your youth or from your grandparents if you are over 50. Charlie and his wife are very friendly and will answer any questions you may have. There are drinks available, a toilet on site and free parking.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Graham M
    United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nostalgia in abundance
    What an amazing find, thoroughly enjoyed by few hours here, loads to take in and you can feel the memories opening up in your mind. Probably the best €8 you could spend, and you can't help smiling. Just the place for older and younger alike
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 October 2023
  • JudithH124
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little museum
    Wonderful little museum out of town with parking right outside. Brought back memories for those born in the 1940’s and 1950’s.We spent just over an hour there and it was well worth it. Garden with interesting items too. Would recommend to all.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Claire W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem of a place
    Such a lovely little museum. The young will enjoy looking at strange and unusual items and the not as young will enjoy the trip down memory lane. Give yourself enough time to have a good look at everything and remember to look up as well as below. Charlie is a fabulous guide and very knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back to see what I've missed.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Robert F
    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant experience not to be missed
    A surprisingly brilliant Heritage Museum. There is lots to see and understand and expertly laid out. We went with a local couple from Clara and they were as amazed as us in the amount of exhibits in each of the rooms. Do not miss this opportunity to visit and explore history.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 June 2024
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Cutsir
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We discovered this place as part of our plans to visit Roscommon for a long weekend at the end of June 2024. It's a real gem and we were really taken aback by the amount of varied artefacts they had. Brought us both back to our childhood, particlaurly the sections on foodstuffs and toys.
Written 2 July 2024
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Robert F
Shaftesbury, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
A surprisingly brilliant Heritage Museum. There is lots to see and understand and expertly laid out. We went with a local couple from Clara and they were as amazed as us in the amount of exhibits in each of the rooms. Do not miss this opportunity to visit and explore history.
Written 25 June 2024
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vitus3
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is a marvellous museum for nostalgia and reminiscing about decades past .Well worth a visit especially if you were born before 1970
Written 16 November 2023
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fozzie_the_great
Sligo, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A great little museum with a huge collection of items from through the years. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend a visit.
Written 25 October 2023
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Claire W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Such a lovely little museum. The young will enjoy looking at strange and unusual items and the not as young will enjoy the trip down memory lane. Give yourself enough time to have a good look at everything and remember to look up as well as below. Charlie is a fabulous guide and very knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back to see what I've missed.
Written 25 October 2023
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JudithH124
Stoke-on-Trent, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wonderful little museum out of town with parking right outside. Brought back memories for those born in the 1940’s and 1950’s.We spent just over an hour there and it was well worth it. Garden with interesting items too. Would recommend to all.
Written 23 October 2023
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Graham M
United Kingdom40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
What an amazing find, thoroughly enjoyed by few hours here, loads to take in and you can feel the memories opening up in your mind. Probably the best €8 you could spend, and you can't help smiling. Just the place for older and younger alike
Written 13 October 2023
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Eoin B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Great place to spent a couple of hours
Really enjoyed walking around the great collection
Great service by owners
Would highly recommend
Written 23 September 2023
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Patricia H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a great place. Lots to see, more than just one room. A great history of life in the local area. A mini classroom, a cobbler’s, a chemist, all set up as well as the main museum room and a dairy. Very interesting. A trip down memory lane for a lot of us, even if you are not from the local area there will be things you recognise from your youth or from your grandparents if you are over 50. Charlie and his wife are very friendly and will answer any questions you may have. There are drinks available, a toilet on site and free parking.
Written 19 September 2023
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mcardlepaulette
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Such a wonderful wander down nostalgia lane. We relived childhood fun seeing the products and things we remember from our family home. Charlie was an enthusiastic host and we left like kids. We wondered at how difficult it must have been, cooking cleaning earning to keep a family. We revelled how every toy or book brought simple joy.
Written 28 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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