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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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We visited with my uncle whilst on holiday from Australia and were totally impressed by the amount of modern history that this small museum could hold! It was absolutely brilliant and we all learnt...
We visited with my uncle whilst on holiday from Australia and were totally impressed by the amount of modern history that this small museum could hold! It was absolutely brilliant and we all learnt... more »
My partner & I visited Derryglad Folk Museum in June 2022. We were spending a couple of days in the area and, having seen how highly rated the place was, knew it was a must-see. The experience...
My partner & I visited Derryglad Folk Museum in June 2022. We were spending a couple of days in the area and, having seen how highly rated the place was, knew it was a must-see. The experience... more »
Charlie, the friendly guide plus the owner family representative, appears like the perfect grandpa in his well-organized garage. He loves answering questions and explaining how things used to be in..... more
Charlie, the friendly guide plus the owner family representative, appears like the perfect grandpa in his well-organized garage. He loves answering questions and explaining how things used to be in..... more »
Beautiful little museum only a short drive from Athlone. Absolutely packed with things from the past an amazing collection some beautifully restored with the owners so friendly and more than willing to share the wealth of knowledge the have. Would definitely recommend a stop here
I recently visited Derryglad museum on two occasions. Firstly on a school tour with my 3rd class who enjoyed learning about and experiencing rural life long ago. Next visit I brought my 81 year old father and his friend who reminisced and relived farming and rural life from times past. Charlie was a wonderful guide with both the 9 year olds and the senior citizens. Bridie accommodated us when it rained outside so the children could eat inside. A wonderful gem in the heartland of Ireland - an experience for both young and old to enjoy.
Visited Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum today with my husband. We absolutely loved the experience, there is something for everyone in this musuem. GAA lovers, mechanics, farmers, active retirement groups, young and old this place has everything!! The owners are so warm and welcoming it made our visit so worth while. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone!!
Lovely visit here this morning. Brought back many memories from the past and also how life was for the generations before us . Well done to Charlie and family on such a wonderful collection for us to enjoy
Exceeded all expectations. If interested in Irish history you will not be disappointed, owners were so knowledgeable and helpful
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