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Tullow Museum
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Rainy days
Hidden gem
Free to visit
The Tullow Museum is housed in an attractive, small stone, former church at the Slaney River Bridge, in County Carlow. It displays a splendid collection of material detailing the region of Tullow's history.

The Tullow Museum is located on Bridge Street in Tullow Town County Carlow. The museum is operated on a voluntary basis by the Tullowphelim Historical Society.

The museum houses a huge range of items of an historical nature, from personal items belonging to the antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton and Father John Murphy of Boulavogue, who led insurgents from the 1798 rebellion and was executed in the Square in Tullow, to photographs, bill heads, journals and many other items from Tullow's past.

Tips from locals

Chat with the museum volunteers, especially if researching local connections. You’ll find that they are very helpful with local genealogy.

Contact details
Bridge St, Tullow Road, Carlow, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 hour here.

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