Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum in Athlone

Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum is located in Athlone (county of Roscommon)

Address: Curraghboy, Athlone

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Phone: 090 6488192

No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk & Heriatge Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers. The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past. The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 35 year collection of over 6,000 items. These include; horse drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesman’s tools and buttermaking equipment. For those with an interest in the lifestyle of bygone days, the Museum hosts laundry memorabilia, old and rare washing machines, 1930s old-style thatched bar & grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones and a large collection of 78rpm records, shop dockets and bill heads, sports display McCormacks photography room where the contents include dark rooms finishing room D & P line, cameras enlargers and B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more.


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