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County Carlow Military Museum

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Address: Athy Road, Carlow ROI, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 87 690 4242
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00

County Carlow Military Museum , is open every Sunday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm...

County Carlow Military Museum , is open every Sunday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm since 2001. The Museum is run by a dedicated group of volunteers including local historians and authors. With many unique artifacts there is something for everyone at Co. Carlow Military Museum. We have many displays which include: 1798 rebellion, knights and armor, World War 1 World, War 2 Irish army timeline, Carlovians in uniform, War of Independence, United Nations Peace Keeping and a research area.

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A great place to visit if you are in the Carlow area, so much history from around the world and Ireland. It has something for all the family to enjoy, beautiful building with... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Antoinette M

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great place to visit if you are in the Carlow area, so much history from around the world and Ireland. It has something for all the family to enjoy, beautiful building with great displays and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Antoinette M
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great display very well arranged and informative worth a visit anytime! Easy parking great value and of interest to children. Is open Sundays the building it is housed in has an atmosphere of serenity.

Thank John K
Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is right in the centre of Carlow town on side street. It tells us about various employers in the town "sugar factory" also the "boot factor" as well the history of the cathedral which is next to it. It also some recent findings in the area as well. There is no parking outside the building but two car parks... More 

Thank Louise N
Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

A little gem of a museum housed in a former Church tucked away on the grounds of St. Dympna's the Old 'Mental Hospital' as it was locally known for many years. The collection itself is a fascinating and diverse walk through Carlow involvement and connections with major military episodes since the late 18th century in particular. A sursprisingly large array... More 

Thank Shrimpeses
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I'm a military museum junkie. We lucked out being in Carlow on a Sunday so built our schedule around visiting the museum about 2pm. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and there's a great collection of artifacts. I think the museum needs better curation and better storytelling. It felt too cluttered to us, and some of the exhibits were... More 

Thank Chris B
DUGGIE96, Public Relations Manager at County Carlow Military Museum, responded to this review

Hi Chris, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum! Thanks for the feedback, as we are a 100% voluntary run organisation we take visitor feedback and suggestions very seriously. We hope to see you in the museum again soon with some of your suggestions implemented. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Best wishes, Jake, Co. Carlow... More 

Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

great place to vist if your intrested in old time carlow with photos from the past free in and good car park plus 5 min walk from centre of town

Thank Nigel K
Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

An interesting journey through items of Carlow military interest. I was very impressed by the display of Myles Keoghs uniform. Myles fell at the battle of the Little Bighorn fighting in the Indian wars, having survived over military actions during his career.

Thank QualityQuester
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Great Museum and a fantastic amenity to have in the town. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the exhibits are detailed and interesting/

Thank BrianIrish
Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I've been in Carlow for 4 years and only heard about this place recently and went to have a look. Its in the hospital on the Athy road. The Museum itself is in an old church, which has a fantastic stained glass window in the Altar end. The tour guide, a man called Paul, let us around and showed us... More 

Thank Frank O
Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy historic buildings and here your getting the best of both worlds. A beautifully built old church encasing our history. A must see visit, it not huge but well worth it, enjoy.

Thank Barrscull

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