A Visitor taking a picture of his group with museum collection

Take a step back in time on your family day out as you explore our folk museum near Athlone. We are located in beautiful, unspoilt countryside not far from the M6 in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. A perfect place to stop as you drive across Ireland or to visit if you are staying locally.

Your children will be surprised and intrigued to learn how life was lived when their grandparents were young. Owner Charlie is on hand to answer all their questions about how things work, what they were used for and how life might have been for them if they lived long ago.

Older visitors love to reminisce about their younger days, sharing stories of family life, the various chores they had, and the tools they used. It is a magical experience for generations to share, handing down stories and learning about the past. Choose Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum for you next family day out.

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Plan your visit to Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum. Find out more about our opening times, admission costs, and read our Frequently Asked Questions.


Our collection transports you back in time with objects from the past 200 years. Discover many of the everyday items that were to be found in rural homes across Ireland.


Contact us with any questions or queries you may have by phone: (090) 6488192 or by email: [email protected] or get directions on our contact page.