Carlow – Military Museum

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County Carlow Military Museum

County Carlow Military Museum is located in the old church on the grounds of St Dympnas Hospital, Athy Road, Carlow. It is a privately run museum featuring a large range of artifacts relating to local, national and international conflicts. The majority of the items/artifacts have been kindly donated by the local people in the area. You can take your familyfun on a guide tour which can be in English or Irish (please ask when your get there).

One feature of the museum is the reconstruction of a World War One trench. One of the museum directors has recently written a book on Carlow Soldiers in the Great War entitled: ‘Follow Them Up From Carlow’. Other displays include the Irish War of Independence, Irish Civil War. Our Audio/Visual feature includes footage of the War of Independence and Civil War in Ireland.

The Irish Defence Forces service in the UN peacekeeping missions in the Congo, Lebanon and Somalia is the focus of other displays.

Other Displays at the Carlow Military Museum

  • 1798 display , compleat with pike etc.
  • WW1 display , compleate with life sized trench.
  • WW2 display , with vast array of uniforms etc.
  • Cold War display , with Map of County Carlow in Russian
  • Irish Free State Army display.
  • Irish Defence Forces display.
  • UN. display , inc. Original Congo artifacts.
     
  • Air corps & Naval displays.
  • Midevil section.
  • Cinema Area.
  • Kevin Gleason display.
  • Donal Cunningham display.
  • Myles Keogh display , with model of US 19th century fort.
  • Carlow Malitia , Kings Royal Rifle Corps and Carlow barracks display.

 

Carlow Military Museum School Tours

To fing out more about their guided tours and school tours please contact them on Tel 087 690 42 42 or email : [email protected]

Please mention Familyfun.ie when Booking

 

Carlow Military Museum Admission Prices

  • Adult: €2.50
  • OAP’s & Children: €1.30
  • Group rates outside normal openeing dates and times on request.

 

Carlow Military Museum Opening Times

Each Sunday from March to the end of November from 2pm – 5pm.

Group tours may be arranged outside normal opening dates and times, contact on on Tel 087 690 42 42 or email : [email protected]

Please mention Familyfun.ie when Booking

 

Directions To County Carlow Military Museum

County Carlow Military Museum is located in the old church of St Dympnas on the Athy Road,Carlow

 

 

 
 

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