Derryglad Folk Museum
DELVE INTO 250 YEARS OF IRISH RURAL LIFE
No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk 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. Charlie will guide you through an unforgettable glimpse into the past in this hidden gem in Ireland’s hidden heartlands.
The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items. These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, trades-mans 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, 1930’s 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 r D & P line, camera’s enlargers and B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more.
Derryglad Folk 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. It’s 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, it’s a step back in time, or a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and a picture of bygone days.
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