Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Plunkett Heritage Centre - National Dairy Co-operative Museum


Plunkett Pl
Carroward East, Dromcolliher

The Plunkett Heritage Centre, in Drumcollogher County Limerick, is situated on the site of the first co-operative creamery established in 1889 through the efforts of the reformer Sir Horace Plunkett (1854-1932).

The main inspiration for this development was of course, Sir Horace Plunkett, the English born son of Lord Donsany, who was educated at Eton and Oxford, but whose contribution to the betterment of rural Ireland in particular has never been fully appreciated. The creamery has been restored to its original condition, including a working boiler, steam engine, mechanical cream separator and churn.

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