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“lovely museum in a lovely village”

Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum
Ranked #1 of 24 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
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“lovely museum in a lovely village”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Interesting little museum in a lovely setting run by a lovely couple. Lots to see and a great tour given for a reasonable price.

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“memories”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Myself, hubby & my parents visited Derryglad Folk Museum recently and we totally enjoyed it!! My parents were so excited to see memorabilia from the past! A nostalgic stroll down memory lane to their grandparents time.....brilliant. A must see for all ages!!?

Visited July 2014
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to visit”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

very interesting and historical.Great to look back on the way of living years ago, and brings back memories, that's if you are old enough to remember. Well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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Thank Helen N
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

So many happy memories broght back by the exhibits in this wonderful musuem. Well laid out and so much to look at both inside and out.

Visited November 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“loved this wee place”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

great host, reasonable entry fee, well restored collections, a nice way to break the journey between dublin and galway for half an hour.

Visited July 2014
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