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“Great trip down memory lane...”

Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Great array of items of times past. Owners welcoming, friendly and a fountain of knowledge. Well worth the visit.

Thank PJMN
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Really impressed with the quality of this museum, the reproduction shops and the various tools and kitchen equipment from the past.

Thank coylemj
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

We visited the museum this week and it was well worth a visit. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the exhibits brought me right back to my childhood, great day trip, inexpensive and a good way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Bunty6
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

Having been to similar museums in the past I was not expecting much but this place is an absolute must. We were fascinated by the amount of collected items in the museum and found the title labels very useful (with us both being in our 20's)

I think young and old will love this place and with the old style welcome from the owners it could not be a more relaxed setting. €5 is a very modest entrance fee to such a hidden gem.

1  Thank James L
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

This was a real surprise. It is in the grounds of a modern bungalow and as you approach it you may think there's not much to this. But wow when you get inside it's an Aladdin's cave. I loved it and what's really appealing is that the vast majority of the material was collected locally. The family that run it have a real passion for their museum and it shows in everything they do - simply presented but beautiful.
And all for a very nominal charge.

4  Thank Duncarrig
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