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Derryglad Folk Museum

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.

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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