Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum, Athlone

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Surrounded by picturesque lakes and rivers, Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum allows you to experience farm life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past. You can view an impressive assortment of washing machines, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones, and 78 rpm records. Horse-drawn machinery, now restored to its original working order, tradesman's tools, and butter-making equipment complete the collection of over 6,000 items. For extra details, stop to chat with the Finneran family, which privately owns the museum. Tours and group visits are welcomed, but call in advance for the best experience. To visit Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum and other attractions in Athlone, use our Athlone trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We wasn't really sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. This museum is bursting with memorabilia of Irish past. The owner was informative and kept checking we was okay and if we had any que...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Not everyone in our group wanted to visit the Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum last week but afterwards, she was derry, derry glad she did. It is a delight. Thousands of pieces to see; you could spe...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    This place had a vast array of old items and the owner was most helpful in answering any questions we had for him. We recognised many items and it brought back many happy memories.  more »

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While the eastern bank of the River Shannon has a lot of commercial glitz, many visitors prefer to stay on the western bank in Athlone, where the castle beckons travelers to this lively town. Here you will find the winding streets, cafes, pubs, and historical sites that keep locals and visitors enchanted. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area, although bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and apartments tend to have more personality.
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