No trip to the Midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers.
The collection of over 6,000 items deals with Farm & Folklife in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past. These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesman's tools and butter making 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 billheads, sports display McCormack's 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.
Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum is a great chance for youngsters to see and learn how our ancestors lived and worked self-sufficiently. For the not so young, its 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.
Car / Coach Parking.
|Address||Curraghboy, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Ireland|
|Phone||090 - 6488192|
|Parish(es)||Cam (Roscommon) Roscommon (Roscommon) St Marys Athlone (Westmeath) Bumlin (Roscommon) Birr (Offaly) Carrick on Shannon (Leitrim) Aghacrew (Tipperary) Abbeylara (Longford)|
|Category (ies)||Heritage/Culture Tourist Attraction|