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Francis Ledwidge Museum
Slane, Co. Meath
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
The Francis Ledwidge Museum in Slane, County Meath, is the cottage birthplace of WWI poet Francis E. Ledwidge. It is a prime example of a 19th Century farm labourer's cottage and has a tranquil garden to the rear.

Francis E Ledwidge (1887–1917) was an Irish war poet from Slane County Meath with over 200 published works. He was killed in action during WWI. The Francis Ledwidge Museum celebrates his works and life, from his birth in the cottage to his death at the third battle of Ypres, Belgium, in July 1917. It houses the poet's works and artefacts from WWI, alongside memorabilia of the period.

In the beautiful and tranquil garden to the rear of the museum stands a replica of the original monument commissioned and erected by the city of Leper, Belgium, at the exact spot where the poet was killed on 31st July 1917. He was serving with the 1st Battalion in the Irish Regiment of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, repairing a crossroad.

The online shop sells CDs and books. The museum is about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the village of Slane.

Tips from locals

Drive to Slane village from here and drop into one of the lovely craft or coffee shops.

Contact details
Janeville, Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend up to 1 hour here.

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