Take a trip down memory lane at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum

The Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum is an award-winning, family-run museum, situated between the villages of Curraghboy and Brideswell in south Roscommon. It houses over 6,000 items dealing with history, heritage and folk culture.

  Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum is open this Easter Weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday with an exhibition on the 1916 Rising and the museum will open for the summer season on the 1st of May with a new display of dairy bygones.

  The museum is privately owned and run by Charlie and Bridie Finneran and houses a unique 25-year collection. Items there 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, a 1930s old-style thatched bar and grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones and a large collection of 78rpm records, shop dockets and bill-heads.

  Derryglad Folk Museum is an ideal destination for school tours, ICA guilds, ladies’ clubs, farming groups, vintage clubs, historical societies, day care centres and 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 forefathers lived and worked. The museum also provides a remarkable insight into how our forefathers 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.

  In 2008, a new sports section was opened by the legendary Gerry O’Malley. The sports section includes the football boots worn by joint captains of the All-Ireland club champions St. Brigid’s; Darragh Donnelly and Gearoid Cunniffe. The newest additions to the sports section are the football boots worn by the legendary, late Gerry O’Malley.

  Also, see the ever-popular new shop fronts including a cobbler’s shop, medical hall and the old style school room with slates, slate pencils, dip pens, ink and blotting paper. Once you’ve been here you’ll want to return!

  For further information/to make a booking, contact Bridie or Charlie on 090 6488192 or email www.derrygladfolkmuseum.com.