Ballitore Library and Quaker Museum in Ballitore

Ballitore Library and Quaker Museum is located in Ballitore (county of Kildare)

Address: Mary Leadbetter House, Ballitore

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Phone: 059 8623344

Ballitore Library and Quaker Museum is located in the restored Mary Leadbeater House in the heart of Ballitore village (population of ca.1,000). It provides a public library service to Ballitore and its environs, and also a museum, celebrating the Quaker tradition in Ballitore. The museum houses a folk life collection, a Quaker costume collection, the Mary Leadbeater room, and an exhibition / meeting room. Primary resources include letters to Mary Leadbeater, “The Annals of Ballitore”, including accounts of the 1798 rebellion and “The Leadbeater Papers”. The house was restored using traditional building methods and materials in keeping with the original structure. It is furnished throughout with Shaker style furniture and warm natural materials. There is a garden to the rear which features a life size sculpture of Mary Leadbeater.


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