Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Athlone

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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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  • Memories of times past with over 6000 exhibits and also how the people before us lived with an insight into their lives 
    Memories of times past with over 6000 exhibits and also how the people before us lived with an insight into their lives  more »
  • Oh my! If you want to immerse yourself in Irish countryside culture this little museum is a MUST SEE! Charlie Finneran is simply priceless and his collection is as well. Totally worth the admission....  more
    Oh my! If you want to immerse yourself in Irish countryside culture this little museum is a MUST SEE! Charlie Finneran is simply priceless and his collection is as well. Totally worth the admission....  more »
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  • 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
  • A quaint museum full of things from the 1800's onwards

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