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The Michael Davitt Museum is dedicated to the life and achievements of Michael Davitt - father of the Land League, International Humanitarian, Author and Parliamentarian. The Museum is housed in a Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland award...more
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We called into this museum after passing by it for years. We were warmly welcomed and our tour guide Paddy was very engaging and knowledgeable. The museum had fabulous displays and they were extremely in depth and full of detail. Highly recommend a visit.
We spent a wonderful morning in the Michael Davitt museum in Straide. Paddy was an incredible guide and a fountain of knowledge. I had no idea how much of an inspiration Michael Davitt was the museum does a great job preserving his story and highlighting...More
If you have any interest in the long and varied struggle for social justice in Ireland,this is unmissable. Michael Davitt's story is told in a variety of forms, video,information boards and artifacts. The surrounding grounds are of interest also. However,what made it exceptional to me...More
Second to none! I have paid in to museums up and down the country and all you get is hello and goodbye. Thus placed takes you in and almost makes you part of the Davitt family. Steeped in history Paddy brought us on a walk...More
I am amazed that this excellent museum is self-funding. From the moment you arrive until you leave, your interest never wanes and in our case that was due to the excellent guiding skills of Paddy. We have all experienced boredom in museums but that is...More
I found the Michael Davitt Museum nestled in the small but interesting village of Straid, in Foxford, Co. Mayo.
The video of Davitt's life was very interesting if a little poignant. Paddy, showed us Davitt's grave while recounting the history of the place & the...More
Travelling back from Connemara, we veered off the main route to check out destinations that poked at our curiosity genes.
As I approached the museum entrance I was 'intercepted' by Paddy Flynn (?) and he told me there was a video being recorded so I...More