Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Athlone

4.9
Surrounded by picturesque lakes and rivers, Derryglad Folk and 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 thousands of 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum by using our Athlone tour itinerary planner .
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  • Wasn’t expecting that. Extremely clean tidy and well cared for exhibits. All restoration was top draw. Very good how the items were grouped in the different rooms. Over 7,000 items of well presented o...  more »
  • The owner Charlie and his family deserve the top award of the land for this wonderful resource and for putting together years of gathering items form bye gone times. They are so tastefully displayed a...  more »
  • A great way to spend an afternoon, there are many oddities and rarities to be discovered. This is less a museum than an extensive private collection of all kind of old items from times past, and a gre...  more »
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  • A lovely place to visit to wile away an hour with the lovely gentleman who owns and operates the centre himself. A great way of appreciating late nineteenth and early twentieth century country life.
  • What an amazing experience! Owner Charlie Finneran gave us a private tour and explained many of the exhibits. He had the history on Martin Finneran’s grocery store a few miles away, which was one of our destinations merely because of the name (not sure if we are distant relatives). The farm equipment was lovingly and skillfully restored to like new conditions. And as a treat Charlie played a 78 recording of local tenor on his Victrola! So glad we stopped in!
  • Derryglad Folk Museum it's a must-see. It taket you back 2 olden days and how people lived a little or Nothing it has a fantastic view of McCormick photography shop it also has a dairy and has School thee old phone box, and Many many wonderful adventurous breathtaking views. I would strongly recommend you to go visit Derryglad Folk Museum. Every time I go out to the museum I see something new that I haven't seen before I just love it 100% and I highly highly recommend this
  • Excellent really worth a visit brings you back down memory lane
  • Really worth a visit, it is small but has a lot of interesting memorabilia on show and is spotlessly clean
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