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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  • My husband and I spent a joyous couple of hours here today. An absolute gem of a place. Different from any other museum like it - you could easily spend a day here there is so much to see. Charlie sho...  more »
  • Fascinating collection of items from all walks of rural life, plus displays relating to Irish sporting and music icons. Owners are welcoming too.  more »
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  • A lovely place to visit to wile away an hour with the lovely gentleman who owns and operates the centre himself. A great way of appreciating late nineteenth and early twentieth century country life.
  • Derryglad Folk Museum it's a must-see. It taket you back 2 olden days and how people lived a little or Nothing it has a fantastic view of McCormick photography shop it also has a dairy and has School thee old phone box, and Many many wonderful adventurous breathtaking views. I would strongly recommend you to go visit Derryglad Folk Museum. Every time I go out to the museum I see something new that I haven't seen before I just love it 100% and I highly highly recommend this
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