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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  • Children from second, third and fourth classes thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the museum and the old classroom.The children loved browsing through the 7500 items. The guide was very nice and...  more »
  • Great display! Clean, organized with descriptions on many of the exhibits. Old interesting items we weren’t aware of coming from Australia.  more »
  • If you want to learn about the people and the historical way of life in Ireland than this is a must visit. There is so much history here. You can see old farm equipment, photographs of locals...  more »
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  • We visited this little museum because of other TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. There were three generations of us, and we all got something different from it. My teenager was amazed with how different life was in 'the past', and compared many things she found with modern day equivalents. I found many things familiar from growing up in the 70s and 80s - some things we had and used at home, and others that older relatives had in theirs. For my parent, it was a real trip down memory lane. There was such a large collection of various things, all carefully collected and grouped by Charlie, and his love and pleasure was clear as he added titbits of fascinating information at pertinent moments around the exhibits. We all enjoyed our visit, and talked afterwards about many of the things we had spotted during our visit - including the asthma cigarettes! A wonderful couple of hours, and highly recommended.
  • An exceptional collection - thousands of items that will fascinate you and take you down memory lane. Very warm welcome from the owners. Delightful visit today - thank you.
  • Amazing place. So much history here. Fabulous location..beautiful views. Host is knowledgeable and so friendly. I really enjoyed having a chat with this gentleman and learning all about his collection. Huge bonus is that they allow dogs in. Definitely a must see in athlone/roscommen!!
  • Brilliant visit well worth every cent /penny
  • Going down memory lane, a great day in Derry glad would highly recommend that you go there

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