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World War 1 Trench Experience
Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan
World War 1 Trench Experience at the rear of Cavan County Museum is home to the largest outdoor replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK.

World War 1 Trench Experience is becoming a prominent attraction for visitors since it opened in August 2014, and includes sound and visual effects to enhance the experience and educate visitors on life in the trenches during World War 1.

Built to the specifications and manuals of the Irish Guards and used by the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the Battle of the Somme 1916, it is over 350m long and includes frontline communication and support trenches. Over 6000 sand bags were used in its construction.

Located at the back of Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, the trench forms part of a wider WW1 exhibition at the Museum which is located just off the M3 Dublin Cavan Motorway.

Take the opportunity to visit the children’s playground, craft shop, and take a stroll through the peace garden.

Coach parking is available and the museum tea rooms can accommodate up to 40 people.

Tips from locals

Check out the Folk Life gallery depicting life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Family friendly
Free car parking
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Contact details
Virginia Rd, Kilmore, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 to 3 hours here.

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