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Francis Ledwidge Museum

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Janeville, Slane, Meath, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)419824544
E: info@francisledwidge.com

The Francis Ledwidge Museum is located in Slane, County Meath. Originally the birthplace of World War I poet Francis E. Ledwidge, the cottage has served as a museum tribute to his life and work since 1982.

Located in Slane, County Meath, the Francis Ledwidge Museum is the cottage birthplace of World War I poet, Francis E. Ledwidge. It is a perfect example of a 19th-century farm labourer's cottage and was purchased and restored by the Francis Ledwidge Museum Committee in 1981. Dr. Benedict Kiely opened it as a museum in June 1982.

It houses the poet's works and artefacts from World War I, alongside memorabilia of the period. It's millennium exhibition portrays the poet's life in picture and text from his birth in the cottage to his death at the third battle of Ypres, Belgium, in July 1917.

In the beautiful and tranquil garden to the rear of the museum stands a replica of the original monument commissioned and erected by the city of Leper, Belgium, at the exact spot where the poet was killed on 31 July, 1917.