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Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
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+353 49 854 4070
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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A fun way to pass a wet afternoon

This museum is a bit out of the way but well worth the ten minutes drive from Virginia or Cavan. Lots of educational material covering Irish history but also a really impressive... read more

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Shelagh O
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This museum is a bit out of the way but well worth the ten minutes drive from Virginia or Cavan. Lots of educational material covering Irish history but also a really impressive mock up of ww2 trenches complete with sound effects. A fake gpo in the garden houses a 1916 exhibition. Playground.

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Thank Shelagh O
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is located in a large period house just up from the Church in Ballyjamesduff. The tree floors inside holds a wealth of Information on the County, GAA, Camogie, ICA, Farming, Local Land Lords, Irish Rebellion, WW1 to name but a few. The outside Garden has showcase of the GPO but what held me was the WW1 trenches. They... More 

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Thank Mary Rose D
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself does not seem to have changed a whole lot over the years which is to be expected for historical artefacts. The new WWI trenches are definitely worth a visit outside at the back in a separate field, it's clear a lot of work went into it. The board cut outs do detract from it a little for... More 

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Thank Adrian L
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very knowledgeable great trip through the trenches and the Dublin gpo Great educational information and cross community peace garden so serene A must see

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Thank mrssallen
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited many WW1 Museums throughout Europe the Trenches in Cavan and the displays on show inside make this one of the best Museums we have visited. As the Friends of the Somme Association our attention to detail can be critical but this was spot on. Well done to Savina and her team.

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Thank Tonka9366
Cavan, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a lot of local tat. There are costumes from the earlier Pig House Museum. It is a good way to pass an hour if it is raining. We particularly enjoyed the World War I Trenches which were outside at the back of the building.

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Thank nic0la440
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Heard about this quite by accident and decided to give it a go during our mini break to Ireland during half-term. Not only is the entrance fee exceptional value (12 Euro for a family ticket), everyone got a lot out of it. It's packed full of a diverse array of historical facts, many of which I (of Cavan extraction) was... More 

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Thank gavsky
County Cavan, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is a fantastic place to visit. There are so many interesting things to see. The replica of the GPO at the back and the world war 1 trenches was amazing this was my favourite ,make sure you arrive early you won't be disappointed.

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Thank sean o
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I brought our 3 young kids here this past summer, on a visit to Ireland. I thought it would be a small tour, over in 20 min, it was so wonderful, so much to see and do. We really loved it.

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Thank Brewster18
ireland
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went to visit the museum yesterday. 5 euro to get in. mostly about 1916 Easter rising and ww1. Enjoy the trench, suppose to be the longest in the UK and Ireland, 500 meter long. Good fun and good value

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