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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

Curraghboy, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 648 8192
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Mungret heritage

The whole place so amazed me .I found it was one of the most interesting places I ever visited in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William S
via mobile
Warm nostalgia

We got a terrific welcome from owner Charlie, a warm and friendly man who was keen to show us all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aisling D
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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 4 days ago via mobile

The whole place so amazed me .I found it was one of the most interesting places I ever visited in my 68 years . Worth a visit .you will mot be disappointed. Well done to all involved . God's blessings

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got a terrific welcome from owner Charlie, a warm and friendly man who was keen to show us all the treasurers of his terrific little museum. We were on a coach trip and were told we had an hour to spend there. Well the...More

1  Thank Aisling D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly Irish welcome from a delightful Irish gentleman who has amassed this amazing collection of Irish memorabilia. Very informative self guided tour but we had the pleasure of the company of this wonderful owner for the second half of our visit. Amazing local stories...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week with senior citizens on a Coach trip staying in a nearby hotel. Very entertaining and Charlie the owner is a wealth of information. Lots of different items from past. Enjoyed by all

1  Thank Desmond M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooskey Active Age, on a recent outing paid a visit to Derryglad Museum. There we were met by the owner, a very entertaining host with plenty of information and jokes. He told us the history of how he started the museum that now holds 7000...More

2  Thank egananna2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks 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

2  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 13 June 2017 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 20 May 2017 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
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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.