Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum, Athlone

(4.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Wonderful concept. Full of historical interest. Amazing recon of an old classroom complete with slates (original copies!!!!) Even the milk bottles left by the fire. Loads of pieces of interest. Well w...  more »
  • It's a short drive out of athlone but is worth every bit of it. Young or old there is so much history here you'll definitely find it fascinating 
  • Lovely set up, everything beautifully restored.All sorts of everything of a historical nature from antique switches to horse drawn farm machinery,Great place for a picnic too 
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  • Had a beautiful experience their today Faboulous place, has something for everyone Very well laid out and very informational proprietor
  • great collection of over 6000 items from the past. suitable for all ages and wheelchairs.