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Welcome to the Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

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, 1930ís 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, cameraís enlargers and B & W colour processors.  as well as much, much more.

Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum is an ideal destina­tion for school tours, ICA Guilds, Ladies Clubs, Farming Groups, Vintage Clubs, Historical So­cieties, Day Care Centres and many more. For students, a visit to the museum is of great benefit in their study of our history, heritage and folk culture. Itís also a great chance to see and learn how their fore-fathers lived and worked. The Museum also provides a remarkable insight into how our fore-fathers were so self-sufficient.

For the not so young, itís a step back in time, or a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and a picture of bygone days.

Opening Hours  Mon-Sat: 10.00am-6.00pm daily
May - Sept
Any time by appointment
School Tours & Groups Welcome.

Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible,
Picnic Area
Car / Coach Parking.

Proprietors
The Finneran Family, Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum, Curraghboy, Co. Roscommon. 00353 (0)90 6488192

 

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