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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  • We visited at start of November. We didnt realise it was closed or if we had of made an appointment that we could have visited. It closes from October to March the notice said. We still got out and lo...  more »
  • Literature doesn't describe what an interesting place it is to visit. It is well worth the visit has so many interesting cultural items one could easily spend hours there where is also very nice great...  more »
  • I would love to give this review as ive visited your museum and It was really interesting and informative. 
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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.