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Cavan County Museum

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Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan,
T: +353(0)498544070

Cavan County Museum is housed in a beautiful Georgian building and holds regular exhibitions during the year. Designed to collect, conserve and display the material heritage and culture of County Cavan, it’s home to the well-known Killycluggan Stone.

Visit Cavan County Museum to discover the unique heritage and culture of County Cavan. Located in Ballyjamesduff, its galleries feature fascinating artefacts dating from the Stone Age right up to the 20th century, with material spanning over 6,000 years of occupation in Cavan.

The Killycluggin Stone, the Ralaghan figure and the three-faced Corleck Head are three of its star exhibits and some of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country. The Cavan County Museum is also home to the World War One Trench Experience and the largest outdoor replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK.

A medieval dug out boat is on show alongside a selection of medieval Sheela na Gigs (fertility carvings), while the Folklife Gallery enables visitors to imagine life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Newly-opened galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French and Lord Farnham.

A children’s playground, peace garden, crafts shop and coach parking are all available, while the Cavan County Museum tea rooms provide refreshments. The museum is accessible and can accommodate wheelchair users and visitors with disabilities.