Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum


Experience life in rural Ireland back to the nineteenth century as you visit our folk museum. At the award-winning Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum you can explore our collection of 7,500+ objects. Our guided tours take you back in time, through the village shops, the school room and kitchen as you learn the stories and traditions of long ago. Examine the butter churns and other artefacts in the dairy, see the old ploughs tractor and other farm machinery. Discover the traditional self-sufficient culture of rural Ireland in days gone by. Enjoy our collection of sporting memorabilia, including historic items from Croke Park. Bring back memories from your childhood or introduce the next generation to the way we used to live.

Current opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Car Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Historical
  • Mature visitors
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Families
  • Galleries & Museums
Access to the museum, guide on hand to answer any questions.
  • Picnic Area
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • All weather Facility
  • Car/ Coach Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Should you wish to cancel a Ticket, you must notify us immediately by telephone on 00353 (0)906488192 or upon which the email confirmation or tickets shall become void. We are under no obligation to issue refunds where a ticket has been cancelled by you but, notwithstanding this, any such refund shall be entirely at our discretion
  • In circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to cancel a ticket, but we will endeavor to notify you as soon as we become aware that this is necessary. Should we have to cancel your ticket we will refund you all the monies you have paid to us
Our collection transports you back in time with objects from the past 200 years. Discover many of the everyday items that were to be found in rural homes across Ireland. Learn how they were used, and how they came to be replaced with the advent of rural electrification and the move from horsepower to diesel power.

Visitors to our folk Museum love to learn about cooking in times gone by. To see the quern stone which was used to grind corn and the griddles and kettles used to cook over the open fire. To learn about bog butter and its significance. The rush light and laundry equipment give you an insight into the challenges and demands of running a home before electrification.

We also have sections showcasing the trades, craftsmen and craftswomen who played important roles in every rural community. See the tools used by the cobbler, carpenter and brickmaker and examine the quality of their craftsmanship.

Life in bygone days was not without its leisure and enjoyment, and we have a collection of musical items including gramophones,78 records and many 8-track tapes.

Contact details

  • Derryglad Folk Museum
  • Curraghboy
  • Roscommon
  • Ireland