Tullow Museum

Beside the River Slaney Bridge in the town of Tullow is located a small museum.

Tullow Museum is housed in an attractive, stone-built, former Methodist Church at the River Slaney Bridge.

The Museum features a splendid collection of artifacts reflecting local history, in particular, Fr. Murphy’s connection with the town, including what are alleged to be his last vestments. Fr. Murphy championed Ireland’s cause for freedom in the battles of 1798. He was eventually captured near Tullow and executed in the town square where a monument now stands in his memory.

The museum also features a collection of local photographs and information on burial gravestones. It welcomes any information or artifacts for display purposes especially photographs (on loan or for a gift). Assistance with genealogy inquiries was provided.

Opening times: Until the end of October: Sundays and Bank Holidays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and Saturday. Other times by appointment.

GPS: 52.802156, – 6.737818

Admission charge: free, voluntary contributions welcome.

Source: Carlow Tourism

Tullow Museum is really small compared to County Carlow Museum and pretty similar to County Carlow Military Museum but also much smaller.



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