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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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All kinds of everythings

This place is fab. It's so organised and it's easy to see everything. It was so nice seeing all the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Wealth of historical memorabilia

Firstly, do not be put off when you arrive as this wonderful museum is situated at the rear of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Helen W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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 yesterday via mobile

This place is fab. It's so organised and it's easy to see everything. It was so nice seeing all the items of years ago kept so well. The owner was really friendly and able to give us loads of extra information on everything that was...More

1  Thank Lauralymag
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firstly, do not be put off when you arrive as this wonderful museum is situated at the rear of the owners house. We visited last week and were amazed at the wealth of items and memorabilia that the owner has amassed. There are so many...More

1  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic visit to this museum. Lots of items, great walk down memory lane. The owner was so nice, full of chat and passion, it's a credit to the family to have such a lovely place. Def recommend a visit to this museum.

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the derryglad folk &heritage museum on our trip to Athlone well worth the money plenty to see and lovely owners who love to meet people and show them around a step back in time if you are visit Athlone go and enjoy yourself...More

1  Thank 83Madmax
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We arrived before they had opened for the season, but a lovely couple very kindly welcomed us, and showed us around. They have a massive collection of household items, farmyard implements, shop, schoolroom creamery, camera and photo room and so many other things of interest...More

1  Thank Eily1961
Reviewed 16 March 2017

this museum contains a wonderful collection of memorabiia - everything from farm implements, old household goods, a school room, shopping items (even a Galtee cheese box!), football programmes etc - well worth a visit but be warned, give yourself plenty of time!!

1  Thank seandeborahk
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

really enjoyed a couple of hours here . excellent find. would highly recommend a visit here. family run business and will gladly fill u in on the history of the items

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful concept. Full of historical interest. Amazing recon of an old classroom complete with slates (original copies!!!!) Even the milk bottles left by the fire. Loads of pieces of interest. Well worth a visit

1  Thank doveandhawk
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's a short drive out of athlone but is worth every bit of it. Young or old there is so much history here you'll definitely find it fascinating

2  Thank BrianRos
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Lovely set up, everything beautifully restored.All sorts of everything of a historical nature from antique switches to horse drawn farm machinery,Great place for a picnic too

2  Thank Peter O
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how far from athlone
9 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
Is it open in the mornings
31 August 2016|
Response from Thomas F |
open mon - sat from 10am. Some sundays but ring 1st to confirm. anytime by appointment.