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Cavan County Museum

Cavan County Museum

Cavan County Museum is regarded as one of the best in the country, a must-see attraction. Since the opening of the WWI Trench Experience, visitor numbers at the museum have grown by 40%.  The new ‘1916 Rising Exhibition’ can only contribute to this success.

Exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the stone age up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of occupation in Cavan. Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, two of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country.

The museum also houses a medieval Dug-Out boat and a selection of medieval Sheela-na-Gigs, as well as a Folk Life gallery depicting life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Newly-opened galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French and the Lords Farnham. Our temporary exhibition space plays host to visiting and currently relevant exhibitions, whilst our Eden Gallery is home to regular art shows given by local and national artists

For more information or to arrange a visit go to Cavan County Museum.

Text and images courtesy of Cavan County Museum.