Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum, Athlone

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Really enjoyed our visit to Derryglad - its a 15 min drive out of Athlone but worth the visit! The owners Bridie & Charlie are very welcoming and they have created a magical step back in time to how l...  read more »
  • We visited Derryglad on a quiet September morning and were greeted by owner Charlie Finneran. Charlie gave us a brief history of the museum and how he and his family have collected well over 6000 item...  read more »
  • A wonderful trip down memory lane to see how things were done in the past using a vast collection of tools and equipment that was once in everyday use.It has taken the owner years to gather and put it...  read more »
  • great collection of over 6000 items from the past. suitable for all ages and wheelchairs.
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