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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum
Award Winning Museum as seen on Nationwide and Irish TV.No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum,.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 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. Wheelchair Accessible Throughout. Open Bank Hols.
Ireland is steeped in history, from mythological, to folklore to real life history, there is a historical site around every single corner and acre of this great land. I know this, because I have spent the past two years writing this book. The Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum here in Co. Westmeath is the life's work of Mr Charlie Finneran and is a family run business. Located behind Charlie's family home, this immaculate museum is a treasure trove of Irish History spanning back decades. Featuring an old-style thatched bar & grocery, and thousands of other memorabilia, I loved walking around Derryglad, but unfortunately I didn't have time to see it all, but will most definitely return in the future. Don't think that you can see everything here in just an hour, that's impossible, but with the help and knowledge of Charlie, he can easily guide you to what you are interested in.