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“Very poignant”

Michael Davitt Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Foxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 winning restored church in which Michael Davitt was baptised. The museum is adjacent to the 13th Century Straide Abbey which contains some of the finest medieval carvings in Ireland. The site also features an historic graveyard in which Davitt, and other notable figures are buried, and extensive landscaped grounds, in which to walk or picnic. Food & refreshments available nearby.
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Visited this little gem on my travels in Mayo - got a warm welcome and great conversation from the guides !!

Learned a lot in a short time about Michael Davitt- what an inspiring man he was.

Well worth a visit!

11  Thank Screenne
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"guided tour"
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"his life"
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"audio visual presentation"
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"tea and coffee"
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"interested in irish history"
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"personal tour"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"staff were very friendly"
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"short video"
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"great tour"
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"history lesson"
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"well worth the visit"
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"informative video"
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"on display"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

My partner & I visited this very
interesting museum yesterday!
The staff, Yvonne, Bernie & John made us most welcome!
We were offered free hot drinks! Many Thanks Bernie for that very nice coffee!)
John directed the tour which we found very informative!!
We would certainly reccommend a visit!!
Admission is free! But a donation is happily accepted to maintain this very worthwhile
We will return!

12  Thank Newsons
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I recently visited the Davitt Museum and learned so much about Davitt. The staff couldn't have been more friendly, informative and passionate about Davitt's life and legacy. It's an intimate place, the staff are only dying to chat about Davitt, the audiovisual is well-pitched for all levels of awareness of Davitt's achievements. It's a small museum, so I'd recommend leaving an hour for browsing and chatting. I'm delighted Davitt's life is being honoured by such an enthusiastic group of people.

12  Thank doireannmarkham
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

magnificent experience in the Michael Davitt museum, wonderful friendly staff, knowledgeable
video documentary on the life of Michael Davitt and his incredible achievements, a must see for all the family

13  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

My husband and I visited the Michael Davitt museum at Straide County Mayo on 6/2/2014. We were treated to an audio visual presentation of Michael Davitt's life,followed by a tour of the museum accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who pointed out and explained the significance of the artefacts on display. The visit to the museum was worthwhile and it was evident that the volunteers who are also the custodians of the history contained within, are very enthusiastic to a promote knowledge of the breadth of Michael Davitt's extensive activities in support of the disadvantaged in many parts of the world. He himself, having been the victim of oppression and indeed having been subjected to penal servitude for his beliefs.It became clear that while Michael Davitt is perhaps best known for his political activities in regard to the Irish situation, the man had a social conscience that took account of the suffering of others in other far flung reaches of the globe. I learned much more about this amazing and courageous man as a result of my visit to the museum, than I had ever previously known. My thanks to the museum volunteers for their preservation and promotion of this rich history. If you visit the area, take a little time and visit the museum at Straide. You will learn much, not least about Irish history, but how a man from a small Irish village influenced attitudes as far away as South Africa at the end of the 19th., and the early 20th.,century.

14  Thank Meg002
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