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Cavan County Museum
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Explore the unique heritage of County Cavan at the Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff. Discover fascinating artefacts dating from the Stone Age through to the 20th century, with material spanning over 6,000 years.

Visit the Cavan County Museum and see the ancient Killycluggin Stone. Estimated to be 2,500 years old, it's one of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country. Uncover Cavan's medieval past through a selection of Sheela-na-Gigs, spearheads, bog butter and brooches and after, learn about the area's recent past through photographs and documents in the Folklife Gallery and GAA History exhibition.

See what life was like on the battlefield at the World War One Trench Experience, the largest outdoor replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK.

Stop off at the Percy French Gallery and admire the works of Cavan's greatest songwriter, Percy French. Bring the kids to the playground or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the peace garden, before relaxing with a hot drink at the tea rooms.

Why we like it
  • See objects from 6,000 years of Cavan's history.
  • Visit the largest outdoor replica World War One Trench in Ireland and the UK.
  • Learn about the unique Sheela-na-Gigs.
  • The museum and gardens are wheelchair accessible.
Tips from locals

Make sure you check out the shared space for exciting workshops, tour groups and interesting exhibitions.

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