Rural Museum

Our Rural Museum is home to a wide range of agricultural and domestic exhibits which were once commonplace in rural Ireland of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Our Museum collection includes beautifully preserved examples of agricultural tools once essential to Irish farming practices. Our displays include both hand implements and horse drawn equipment, including a variety of machinery used for haymaking, such as mowers, turners, rakes and a hay buggy.

Tillage equipment in the Museum includes implements such as ploughs, harrows, and seed sowers, and a wide selection of exhibited tools are associated with turf cutting and potato sowing and harvesting. Our displays also highlight the history of the domestic household, with exhibits from the farm dairy, kitchen, and laundry. The museum also houses a recreation of a traditional Irish homestead which can be viewed through a cottage window, and a reconstructed traditional rural pub bar with many advertising collectables on show!

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