List of museums in the Republic of Ireland

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This list of museums in Ireland contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Many other small historical displays are located in the country's stately homes, including those run by the National Trust.

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Name Image Town/City County Province Region Type Summary
Abbeyleix Heritage House Abbeyleix Laois Leinster Irish Midlands Local website, local history, culture
Allihies Copper Mine Museum Allihies Cork Munster South-West Mining website, over 3500 years of area copper mining
Altidore Castle Kilpedder Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Historic house information
An Post Museum O'Connell Street Dublin & Jim Larkin.JPG Dublin County Dublin Leinster Mid-East Philately Postal service in the Republic of Ireland, Irish stamps
Aran Heritage Centre Kilronan Galway Connacht West Local website, island fishing, culture, history
Áras an Uachtaráin Aras as uachtarain.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house Official residence of the President of Ireland, located in the Phoenix Park
Ardara Heritage Centre Ardara Donegal Ulster Border Industry website, local tweed industry, local cultural centre
Ardgillan Castle Ardgillan castle.jpg Balbriggan Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house 18th-century country house and park
Arigna Mining Experience Arigna Roscommon Connacht West Mining website, coal mining and underground tour
Arklow Maritime Museum Arklow Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Maritime website, maritime artefacts, shipbuilders' models, half models, plans, art
Ashtown Castle Ashtown Castle.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house Fortified medieval tower house, located in the Phoenix Park
Athenry Castle Athenry castle.jpg Athenry Galway Connacht West Historic house website, medieval castle
Athenry Heritate Center Athenry Galway Connacht West Multiple website, medieval and local history, arts centre
Aughnanure Castle Aughnanurecastle.jpg Oughterard Galway Connacht West Historic house Medieval tower house remains
Avondale House Irl-AvondaleHouse.jpg Rathdrum Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Historic house Mid-19th-century-period birthplace and home of political leader Charles Stewart Parnell
Ballina Arts Centre Ballina Mayo Connacht West Art website, multidisciplinary arts centre with gallery
Ballintubber Abbey Juli 06 - Irland 009.jpg Ballintubber Mayo Connacht West Religious Medieval royal abbey still in use, part in ruins
Ballymore Historic Features Camolin Wexford Leinster South-East Agriculture website, traditional farm and museum of rural life
Bantry Museum Bantry Cork Munster South-West Local information, local history, operated by the Bantry Historical Society
Bantry House Bantry House.jpg Bantry Cork Munster South-West Historic house 18th-century mansion featuring fine furnishings and decorations, gardens
Barryscourt Castle Barryscourt.jpg Carrigtwohill Cork Munster South-West Historic house Tours of the restored 16th-century castle
Battle Of Aughrim Interpretative Centre Aughrim Galway Connacht West Military information, history of the Battle of Aughrim in 1691
Battle of the Boyne Interpretative Centre Curly Hole and Battle of the Boyne Commemoration Ground - geograph.org.uk - 491532.jpg Drogheda Meath Leinster Mid-East Historic house and battle field website, history of the Battle of the Boyne fought in 1690
Beaulieu House, Gardens & Car Museum Beaulieu House, Co. Louth - geograph.org.uk - 823171.jpg Drogheda Louth Leinster Border Historic house Manor house dating from 1710 and car museum
Belcarra Eviction Cottage Belcarra Mayo Connacht West Local information, reconstructed 19th-century cottage with displays on local history
Belltable Arts Centre Belltable.jpg Limerick Limerick Munster Mid-West Art Multidisciplinary arts centre with gallery
Belvedere House and Gardens Belvedere House.jpg Mullingar Westmeath Leinster Irish Midlands Historic house Georgian estate and gardens
Berkeley Costume and Toy Museum New Ross Wexford Leinster South-East Toy information, 18th- and 19th-century toys, costumes, toy carriages, embroidered textiles and rare dolls
Bishop Daniel Delany Museum Tullow Carlow Leinster South-East Biographical information, life and artefact of Bishop Daniel Delany
Blackrock Castle Blackrock Castle - observatory dome.JPG Cork Cork South-West Munster Science Observatory with space and science exhibits, tours of the castle and dungeon
Blennerville Windmill Blennerville windmill.jpg Blennerville Kerry Munster South-West Mill Restored 19th-century windmill with exhibits on the mill, Irish emigration, area natural history
Boyle Abbey Boyle Abbey Nave 1997 09 17.jpg Boyle Roscommon Connacht West Religious Medieval abbey ruins and exhibition about its history in the restored gatehouse
Bray Heritage Centre Kilpedder Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Local information, local history
Brian Boru Heritage Centre Killaloe Clare Munster Mid-West History website, Celtic Ireland, life of Irish king Brian Boru
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Bunrattybig.jpg Bunratty Clare Munster Mid-West Open air Medieval fortress with period furnishings and artefacts, 19th-century living village
Burren Centre Kilfenora Clare Munster Mid-West Natural history website, natural history, megalithic tombs and monuments of The Burren
Cahir Castle Cahir- castle- Ireland..jpg Cahir County Tipperary Munster South-East Historic house Medieval fortress castle
Cape Clear Museum Cape Clear Island Cork Munster South-West Local website, local history, culture
Cappoquin House & Gardens Cappoquin Waterford Munster South-East Historic house website, 18th-century Georgian mansion
Carlow County Museum Carlow Carlow Leinster South-East Local website, local history, archaeology, re-open in College Street. Free admission
Carrick Craft Basketry Museum Mountnugent Cavan Ulster Border Art website, traditional baskets in rod, rush and straw
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Sligo carrowmore.jpg Clifden Sligo Connacht Border Archaeology Visitor centre and cemetery of megalithic tombs
Castlecoote House Castlecoote Roscommon Connacht West Historic house website, early Georgian Palladian mansion built on the grounds of a ruined 16th-century castle
Castlerea Railway Museum Castlerea Roscommon Connacht West Railway website, also known as Hells Kitchen Museum, railway memorabilia including a restored A55 diesel locomotive, bells, lamps, shunting poles, signal equipment, staffs, station boards and more
Castletown House Castletown house.jpg Celbridge Kildare Leinster Mid-East Historic house 18th-century Palladian country house
Cavan and Leitrim Railway IMG DromodRailwatStation5460.jpg Dromod Leitrim Connacht Border Railway Heritage narrow-gauge railway and museum
Cavan County Museum Ballyjamesduff Cavan Ulster Border Local website, local history, culture, archaeology, Celtic heritage, rural life, costumes, art exhibits
Cavanacor House Lifford Donegal Ulster Border Historic house website, 17th-century plantation house, ancestral family ties to U.S. President James K. Polk, features historic furniture, art exhibits
Céide Fields Ceide Fields Visitor Centre.jpg Ballycastle Mayo Connacht West Archaeology Visitor centre and Stone Age monument consisting of field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs
Ceim Hill Museum Union Hall Cork Munster South-West Local information, local history, artefacts of rural life
Celtic Furrow Visitor Centre Ballintubber Mayo Connacht West History information, traces cultural, historical and spiritual roots in Ireland over 5,000 years, rural life
Chester Beatty Library ChesterBeattyLibaryFrount.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Multiple Exhibits of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts from the Islamic, East Asian and Western collections
Clare Archaeology Centre Odea castle.jpg Corofin Clare Munster Mid-West Archaeology Located at Dysert O’Dea Castle, area artefacts and trail of ruins
Clare Heritage Centre Museum Corofin Clare Munster Mid-West Local website, local history, culture, emigration to other countries
Clare Museum Ennis Clare Munster Mid-West Local website, local history, culture, geology, agriculture, influence of Christianity, River Shannon and maritime heritage, West Clare Railway
Claypipe Centre Knockcroghery Roscommon Connacht West Industry website, craft workshop for making clay pipes, display of historic designs and history of the village's clay pipe industry
Clew Bay Heritage Centre Westport Mayo Connacht West Local information, local history, culture
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre CliffsOfMoher-PS01.jpg Killaloe Clare Munster Mid-West Natural history Exhibits on the ocean, weather, climate, geology, wildlife, local history and culture
Clogher Heritage Complex Claremorris Mayo Connacht West Historic house information, constructed 19th-century-period thatched cottage, outdoor display of farm machinery, working forge
Clonalis House Castlerea Roscommon Connacht West Historic house Late-19th-century mansion
Cobh Heritage Centre Heritage centre, An Cobh - geograph.org.uk - 249726.jpg Cobh Cork Munster South-West History Life in Ireland through the 18th and 19th centuries, the mass emigration, the Great Famine, how criminals were transported to Australia
Colmcille Heritage Centre Gartan Donegal Ulster Border Religious website, life of 6th-century Saint Colmcille, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland
Connemara Heritage and History Centre Clifden Galway Connacht West Open air Includes restored prefamine early-19th-century cottage and farm, reconstructions of a crannóg, ring fort and a clochaun
Cork Butter Museum Cork-Butter-Museum-2012.JPG Cork Cork Munster South-West Food website, dairy culture in Ireland and the butter trade
Cork City Gaol Cork City Gaol - geograph.org.uk - 69001.jpg Cork Cork South-West Munster Prison website, late-19th- to early-20th-century-period prison scenes with wax figures
Cork Public Museum Cork-Public-Museum-2012.JPG Cork Cork Munster South-West Multiple website, city history, archaeology, trades and crafts, lace, military, ethnographic artefacts, costumes
Cork Vision Centre Cork Cork Munster South-West Multiple website, changing exhibits of culture, art, local history, photography
County Carlow Military Museum Carlow Carlow Leinster South-East Military website
County Museum Dundalk Dundalk Louth Leinster Border Local website, also known as Louth County Museum, local history, culture, archaeology, social history, agriculture, industry
Craggaunowen – the Living Past Experience Sixmilebridge Clare Munster Mid-West Open air Interprets Ireland’s pre-historic and early Christian eras, includes Craggaunowen Castle
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery Cork Cork Munster South-West Art Collection includes European and Irish art, casts of classical Greek and Roman statues
Croagh Patrick Visitor Center Murrisk Mayo Connacht West Multiple Archaeology, natural history and religious significance of the mountain and pilgrimage site
Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre Tulsk Roscommon Connacht West Archaeology website, archaeology, mythology, and history of the Celtic Royal Sites at Rathcroghan mound and the medieval village of Tulsk
Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre Dartfield Galway Connacht West Multiple website, Irish horses, Connemara Ponies and Irish dogs, country life, vintage cars
De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre Bruree Limerick Munster Mid-West Biographical information, life of former President of Ireland Éamon de Valera, local history
Derryglad Folk Museum Curraghboy Roscommon Connacht West History website, farm and folk life in Ireland from the 18th to the 20th century
Drimnagh Castle Drimnagh Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house
Drogheda Museum Millmount IrisskysystemspictureofMillmountDrogheda.JPG Drogheda Louth Leinster Border History Website History, social, culture, archaeology, geology.
Doagh Famine Village Doagh Famine Village - geograph.org.uk - 51690.jpg Doagh Island Donegal Ulster Border Open air website, island village tours depicting life in the area from the 1840s Famine through to the late 20th century
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum Donaghamore Workhouse, County Laois - geograph.org.uk - 1815437.jpg Donaghmore Laois Leinster Irish Midlands History website, life in the workhouse, also agriculture
Donegal Castle Donegalcastle.jpg Donegal Donegal Ulster Border Historic house Furnished 15th- to 17th-century castle
Donegal Ancestry Centre Ramelton Donegal Ulster Border Local website, includes a heritage exhibition about Ramelton's history and culture, also a genealogy centre
Donegal County Museum Donegal County Museum Interior.jpg Letterkenny Donegal Ulster Border Local Local history, culture, archaeology, social history and folklife
Donegal Railway Centre Donegal Donegal Ulster Border Railway Heritage railway and museum
Douglas Hyde Centre Frenchpark Roscommon Connacht West Biographical website, life of Douglas Hyde, scholar of the Irish language who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945
Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Contemporary art
Dublin Castle Castletower.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house Medieval fortress now used for state occasions, tours of the state apartments, undercroft, Chapel Royal, craft shop, heritage centre
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.JPG Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Municipal gallery of contemporary Irish art, formerly the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery
Dublin Writers Museum Dublin September 2009 061 b pt.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Literary Irish writings and literature
Dunbrody Dunbrody ship NewRoss.jpg New Ross Wexford Leinster South-East Maritime Replica 19th-century sailing ship with exhibits about Irish emigrants
Duncannon Fort Duncannon Fort, Co. Wexford - geograph.org.uk - 212184.jpg Duncannon Wexford Leinster South-East Military website, star-shaped 16th-century fort used to house prisoners from the Irish Rebellion of 1798, also features a maritime museum, children's museum and art gallery
Dunfanaghy Workhouse Heritage Centre WorkhouseatDunfanaghy.jpg Dunfanaghy Donegal Ulster Border Multiple website, local history and culture, the Great Famine, life in the workhouse, art exhibits
Dungarvan Castle Dungarvan Waterford Munster South-East Military website, medieval castle keep with 18th-century military barracks
Dunguaire Castle DunguaireCastle2005.jpg Kinvara Galway Connacht West Historic house 16th-century castle
Dunlewey Centre Dunlewey Donegal Ulster Border Historic house website, includes historic tweed weaver's cottage
Dunsandle Castle Athenry Galway Connacht West Historic house 15th-century castle
Elizabeth Fort Blackrock Castle - observatory dome.JPG Cork Cork South-West Munster Military 17th century star-shaped fort used for military and law enforcement purposes
Elphin Windmill Elphin Roscommon Connacht West Mill information, restored 18th-century windmill, also Mill Cottage Agricultural Museum
Emo Court Emo Court.jpg Emo Laois Leinster Irish Midlands Historic house Late-18th-century mansion and gardens
Fairbrook House Kilmeaden Waterford Munster South-East Art website, contemporary figurative art and gardens
Famine Warhouse 1848 Ballingarry County Tipperary Munster South-East History website, scene of the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848
Farmleigh Farmleigh, Dublin.JPG Castleknock Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house Official Irish State Guest House, 19th-century mansion and gardens open for tours
Fethard Folk Farm and Transport Museum Fethard County Tipperary Munster South-East Multiple information, information, household items, vehicles, farm tools and equipment, folk life exhibits
Fort Dunree BL6inchMkVIICoastDefenceGunsLoughSwilly.jpg Buncrana Donegal Ulster Border Military Mostly 19th-century fort with military memorabilia and displays
Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre Foxford Mayo Connacht West Industry information, includes tours of the operating mill, art galleries
Fr McDyer's Folk Village Museum Gleanncholmcille1.jpg Glencolmcille Donegal Ulster Border Open air website, thatched rural cottage village with replica furnished cottages from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries
Fr Murphy Centre Boolavogue Wexford Leinster South-East Agriculture website, restored 19th-century farmyard, earlier home of Father John Murphy, one of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
Fr Patrick Peyton CSC Memorial Centre Attymass Mayo Connacht West Religious information, life and apostolic works of Reverend Father Patrick Peyton
Fox's Lane Museum Youghal Cork Munster South-West History website, evolution and development of household conveniences and appliances used in the home from the 1850s to the 1950s
Frye Model Railwyay Malahide Castle1.jpg Malahide Dublin Leinster Dublin Railway Located in Malahide Castle, collection of handmade models of Irish trains
GAA Museum Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Sports website, located at Croke Park, history and contributions of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Galway City Museum Galway City Museum Entrance.jpg Galway Galway Connacht West Local City's history, culture, trade, industry, military
Gallery of Photography Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art website, contemporary photography
Glasnevin Museum Glasnevin Dublin Leinster Dublin History website, social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through the lives of the generations buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Glebe House and Gallery Letterkenny Donegal Ulster Border Art website, early-19th-century Regency House decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art, features the Derek Hill collection of works by leading 20th-century artists
Glengowla Mines Oughterard Galway Connacht West Mining website, 19th-century silver and lead mine
Glenveagh Castle Glenveaghcaislean.jpg Churchill Donegal Ulster Border Historic house 19th-century castle and gardens
Glenview Folk Museum Ballinamore Leitrim Connacht Border History website, agriculture equipment and machinery, recreated shops and a pub, household artefacts
Famine Museum and Granuaile Visitor Centre Louisburgh Mayo Connacht West History information, life of 16th-century pirate queen Gráinne O'Malley, exhibits about the Great Famine in County Mayo
Greenan Farm Museums & Maze Greenan Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Agriculture website, working family farm, a barn museum with historic farming tools and equipment, a bottle museum with antique 19th- and early-20th-century Irish bottles, jars and vessels, and a 16th–17th-century-period farmhouse
Guinness Storehouse Guinness Storehouse.JPG Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Food Brewing ingredients, process, brand history, memorabilia
Gurtnagrough Folk Museum Ballydehob Cork Munster South-West History information, rural life artefacts
Hennigan's Heritage Centre Knock Mayo Connacht West Local website, information, heritage of life of the Mayo area, farming, home, jobs and work, culture
Hillview Museum Muine Bheag Carlow Leinster South-East History information, household artifacts and vintage farm machinery
Hook Lighthouse Lighthouse HookHead CtyWexford IRE.jpg Fethard-on-Sea Wexford Leinster South-East Maritime Visitor centre and guided tours of the lighthouse tower
Hunt Museum Hunt Museum.jpg Limerick Limerick Munster Mid-West Art Fine art and antiquities dating from the Neolithic to the 20th century
Ionad Deirbhle Aughleam Mayo Connacht West Local information, also known as Eachléim Heritage Centre, local folklore, archaeology, history rural life, currach fishing, construction of old houses
Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum Sandyford Dublin Leinster Dublin Children's website
Inishowen Maritime Museum Greencastle Donegal Ulster Border Maritime website, lifesaving, Malin Head Radio Station, fishing, seafaring, lighthouses, shipwrecks, naval history, planetarium
International Museum of Wine Desmond Castle.jpg Kinsale Cork Munster South-West History Links between Ireland and the wine trade
Ireland's Historic Science Centre Birr Castle, Offaly.jpg Birr Offaly Leinster Irish Midlands Science Located at Birr Castle, Ireland's historic scientists and their contributions to astronomy and botany
Irish Agricultural Museum Johnstown Castle Murrintown Wexford Leinster South-East Agriculture website, farming, famine and country life
Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum Attanagh Laois Leinster Irish Midlands Sports information, information, vintage rods, reels, guns, tackle, tools and specimens of birds and fish
Irish Jewish Museum Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Ethnic Located in a former synagogue, history and culture of Ireland's Jewish communities
Irish Museum of Modern Art IMMA courtyard.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Modern and contemporary art, located at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Irish National Heritage Park Wexford Wexford Leinster South-East Open air Recreated homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes and remains
Irish National Stud Celbridge Kildare Leinster Mid-East Sports Includes the Horse Museum about horse racing in Ireland, Japanese gardens
Jackie Clarke Library and Archives Ballina Mayo Connacht West Library website, under development, exhibits from its document collections of over 400 years of Irish history
James Joyce Centre James Joyce Centre at 35 Great George's Street.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Literary Life and works of author James Joyce
James Joyce Tower and Museum James Joyce Tower and Museum3.JPG Sandyford Dublin Leinster Dublin Literary Life and works of author James Joyce
James Mitchell Museum Galway Galway Connacht West Natural history website, part of the National University of Ireland, Galway, rocks, minerals and fossils
Jeanie Johnston Jeanie Johnston.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Maritime Replica of a 19th-century three-masted barque of the same name, exhibits about the Great Famine and immigration
Kennedy Homestead New Ross Wexford Leinster South-East Historic house website, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy
Kerry Bog Village Museum Kerry Bog Village - geograph.org.uk - 775291.jpg Glenbeigh Kerry Munster South-West historic houses website, historic houses/village and some animals
Kerry County Museum Ashe memorial hall.jpg Tralee Kerry Munster South-West Local County history, culture, archaeology, explorer Tom Crean, medieval founding and life
Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham5.jpg Kilmainham Dublin Leinster Dublin Prison Historic former prison
Kilmore Quay Maritime Museum Kilmore Quay Wexford Leinster South-East Maritime information, housed on board the lightship Guillemot
Kiltartan Gregory Museum and Millennium Park Gort Galway Connacht West Biographical website, life of Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory, local history
Kiltimagh Museum Aughleam Mayo Connacht West Local Local history and culture, located in a former railway station
King House King House.JPG Boyle Roscommon Connacht West Historic house website, early-18th-century Georgian mansion with audio-visual dioramas of local history
King John's Castle King John's Castle in Limerick (1).jpg Limerick Limerick Munster Mid-West Historic house 16th-century fortress
Knappogue Castle Knappogue Castle.jpg Quin Clare Munster Mid-West Historic house Medieval tower house and gardens
Knock Shrine Knockbasilica.JPG Knock Mayo Connacht West Religious Major Roman Catholic pilgrimage site with museum about the Knock Apparition of 1879
Lackagh Museum And Heritage Park Turloughmore Galway Connacht West Historic house information, restored traditional Irish cottage, open by appointment
Lár na Páirce Lár na Páirce GAA Museum Exterior.jpg Thurles County Tipperary Munster Mid-West Sports website history of gaelic games
Lewis Glucksman Gallery UCC Lewisglucksman.JPG Cork Cork Munster South-West Art Part of University College Cork
Lifetime Lab Cork Cork Munster South-West Technology Former steam-powered waterworks, exhibits on water, waste, energy and nature
Lifford Courthouse Lifford Courthouse, Lifford, County Donegal - geograph.org.uk - 94204.jpg Lifford Donegal Ulster Border Prison website, 18th- and 19th-century life in the courthouse and prison
Limerick City Gallery Limerick Limerick Munster Mid-West Art website, contemporary Irish art
Limerick City Museum Limerick Limerick Munster Mid-West Local Also known as Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum, city history, culture, industry
Lismore Castle Lismore Castle 2.jpg Lismore Waterford Munster South-East Art Includes Lismore Castle Arts Gallery, gardens with contemporary sculpture
Lismore Heritage Centre Lismore Waterford Munster South-East Local website, local history, culture
Lissadell House Sligo Connacht Border Historic house 19th-century Regency-style house and gardens
The Little Museum of Dublin Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic Building, History A history of Dublin through artefacts, housed in a restored Georgian building on St. Stephen's Green
Lockes Distillery Museum Kilbeggan Westmeah Leinster Irish Midlands Industry Small pot still whiskey distillery
Lough Gur Visitors Centre Bruff Limerick Munster Mid-West Archaeology Pre-Celtic Stone age site with artefacts and replica dwellings
Malahide Castle Malahide Castle1.jpg Malahide Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house
Marsh's Library Marsh´s Library.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Library Exhibits from its collections of 16th- to 18th-century medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, surveying and classical literature
Mayo North Family Heritage Centre Castlehill Mayo Connacht West Multiple website, includes the Irish Heritage Centre Museum with local farm and household artefacts (also known as Enniscoe Museum), a family history research centre, and a forge and craft training centre
Michael Collins Centre Clonakilty Cork Munster South-West Biographical website, life and times of Michael Collins, leader of the IRA and later the Free State movement
Michael Davitt Museum Straide Mayo Connacht West Biographical information, life of 19th-century political leader Michael Davitt
Mill Museum Tuam Galway Connacht West Mill information, preserved corn mill and miller's house
The Model (Sligo) Sligo Sligo Connacht Border Art website, contemporary arts centre
Monaghan County Museum Monaghan Monaghan Ulster Border Local website, county history, art, culture
Mountmellick Museum Mountmellick Laois Leinster Irish Midlands Local website, town's Quaker heritage, Mountmellick embroidery
Tara's Palace Museum of Childhood Powerscourt House Ireland.jpg Enniskerry Wicklow Leinster Dublin Toy Located in Powerscourt House, 22 room doll's palace, collection of historic dolls houses
Muckross House Mucross house.jpg Killarney Kerry Munster South-West Open air Includes the 19th-century Victorian-period mansion, 1930–40s-period heritage farms, Victorian garden
Museum of Country Life Museum of Country Life.jpg Castlebar Mayo Connacht West History Part of the National Museum of Ireland, rural way of life of the Irish people between 1850 and 1950
Museum of the Master Saddler Corlough Cavan Ulster Border Industry website, saddle and harness-making
National 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy Wexford Leinster South-East History website, history and aftermath of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
National Gallery of Ireland National Gallery of Ireland 2006.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Irish and European art
Natural History Museum Naturalhistorymuseumireland.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Natural history Victorian-period cases of Irish mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates and microbes, part of the National Museum of Ireland
National Leprechaun Museum National Leprechaun Museum.crop.JPG Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Culture Irish folklore, mythology and story-telling, featuring not only the leprechaun, but lots of Irish characters and heroes from Irish culture.
National Library of Ireland National Library of Ireland 2011.JPG Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Library Exhibits from its collections of historic documents
National Maritime Museum of Ireland Mariners-church-dun-laoghaire-restored.jpg Dún Laoghaire Dublin Leinster Dublin Maritime Ireland's maritime heritage
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology National Museum of Ireland.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Archaeology Prehistoric Ireland, church treasures, Viking and medieval periods, items from Egypt, Cyprus and the Roman world
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History Collins Barracks Museum courtyard west.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Multiple Weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, glassware, folk artefacts, coins and currency, costumes
National Photographic Archive National Photographic Archive, Dublin.JPG Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Library Exhibits of photography from its collections
National Print Museum of Ireland Labour History Museum.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Exhibits of contemporary and history printed art and documents, features historic printing presses
National Transport Museum of Ireland Howth Castle.jpg Howth Dublin Leinster Dublin Transportation Public service and commercial road transport vehicles
National Wax Museum The National Wax Museum Plus, The Armoury, Foster Place, Temple Bar, Dublin.JPG Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Wax Irish history and cultural figures
Newtownbarry House Bunclody Wexford Leinster South-East Historic house website, 19th-century country house and gardens, art gallery
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills NewmillsCorn AndFlax Mills.jpg Milltown Donegal Ulster Border Agriculture Working watermill
Nora Barnacle House Galway Galway Connacht West Historic house website, information, late-19th- to early-20th-century cottage family home of Nora Barnacle, wife of author James Joyce
Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house website, late-18th-century Georgian era house
Ormonde Castle Ormonde Castle - Carrick-on-Suir.jpg Carrick-on-Suir County Tipperary Munster South-East Historic house Tudor manor house
Parke's Castle Parkes Castle in Winter.JPG Leitrim Connacht Border Historic house Restored early-17th-century plantation castle
Patrick Kavanagh Centre Kavanaghcentre.jpg Inniskeen Monaghan Ulster Border Literary Life and works of poet Patrick Kavanagh
Patrick Pearse's Cottage Rosmuc Galway Connacht West Biographical website, restored summer residence and school of Patrick Pearse, leader of the 1916 Easter Rising
Partry House Partry Mayo Connacht West Historic house information, 17th-century house, farm and gardens
Pearse Museum Pearse-Museum.jpg Rathfarnham Dublin Leinster Dublin Natural history Irish plants and animals, educators and naturalists Patrick Pearse and his brother, William
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Local History of the park and the area, including Ashtown Castle
Poet's Cottage Camross Laois Leinster Irish Midlands Historic house information, information
Portumna Castle Portumna castle.jpg Portumna Galway Connacht West Historic house 17th-century house under restoration, features the Wild Geese Heritage Museum about the 17th century Flight of the Wild Geese
Project Arts Centre Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Multidisciplinary contemporary arts centre
Quiet Man Cottage Museum Cong Mayo Connacht West Media information, replica of the 1920s period cottage in the 1952 movie The Quiet Man, memorabilia of the filming of the movie
Radio Museum Experience Cork City Gaol - geograph.org.uk - 69001.jpg Cork Cork Munster South-West Technology website, located in the Cork City Gaol, historic radio equipment, restored 6CK Radio Broadcasting Studio, history of Guglielmo Marconi and his Irish connections
Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle.jpg Rathfarnham Dublin Leinster Dublin Historic house 16th-century castle
Redwood Castle Redwood Castle.jpg Lorrha County Tipperary Munster Mid-West Historic house Medieval tower castle house
Rock of Cashel RockOfCashelSummer1986.jpg Carrick-on-Suir County Tipperary Munster South-East Historic house Medieval fortress castle and cathedral remains
Roscommon County Museum Roscommon Roscommon Connacht West Local information, local history, culture
Ross Castle Ross Castle.jpg Killarney Kerry Munster South-West Historic house Medieval Chieftain's stronghold
Rothe House Museum Kilkenny Kilkenny Leinster Dublin Local website, geology, archaeology, history of Kilkenny, operated by Kilkenny Archaeological Society
Royal Hibernian Academy Royal Hibernian Academy building in Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland.jpg Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Art Exhibits of contemporary art
Russborough House Russborough house.jpg Blessington Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Historic house Large 18th-century house with fine art collection, fine furniture, tapestries, carpets, porcelain, silver
Science Gallery Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Science Part of Trinity College
Sheep and Wool Centre Leenane Galway Connacht West Industry website, local textile industry, spinning, weaving, sheep raising
Skibbereen Heritage Centre Skibbereen Cork Munster South-West Local website, local history, impact of the Great Famine, natural history of Lough Hyne
Sligo Abbey Sligo abbey.jpg Sligo Sligo Connacht Border Religious Ruins of a medieval abbey
Sligo County Museum Sligo Sligo Connacht Border Local information, county history, culture
Sligo Folk Park Riverstown Sligo Connacht Border Open air website, rural history and agricultural artefacts, 19th-century-period house, recreated village streetscape with shops and services
South Tipperary County Museum Clonmel County Tipperary Munster South-East Multiple website, art exhibits, county history, culture, natural history, archaeology
St. Connell's Museum St. Connells Museum.jpg Glenties Donegal Ulster Local Border Local history and culture, the Great Famine, prison cells of the late-19th-century courthouse, artefacts of the County Donegal Railways Joint Committee
St. Kilian's Heritage Centre Mullagh Cavan Ulster Border Religious information, life, work, martyrdom and cult of Saint Kilian, a 7th-century saint born in Mullagh
St. Mullins Heritage Centre St Mullin's Carlow Leinster South-East Local website, local history
Stradbally Steam Museum Stradbally Laois Leinster Irish Midlands Transport website, steam, fire and farm engines
Strokestown Park Strokestown Roscommon Connacht West Historic house Restored 18th-century mansion, museum commemorating the Great Famine of 1845, walled garden
Swiss Cottage Swiss Cottage Cahir 2005-08-08.JPG Cahir County Tipperary Munster South-East Historic house Early-19th-century thatched ornamental cottage
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold Museum Galway Galway Connacht West Multiple website, historic Claddagh rings, photographs of local history
Thoor Ballylee Thoor Ballylee - geograph.org.uk - 67589.jpg Gort Galway Connacht West Literary Norman tower summer home of author William Butler Yeats
Thurles Famine and War Museum Thurles County Tipperary Munster Mid-West Multiple website Great Famine, war
Tipperary Agricultural and Heritage Museum Golden County Tipperary Munster South-East Local Also known as the Maher Farm Machinery Museum. Contains exhibits and artifacts covering Irish countryside life from the latter half of the 19th Century up to the late 20th Century. Indoor and outdoor display areas. Officially opened on the 7th of July, 2013. Museum Facebook page is here. Website here.
Tullow Museum Tullow Carlow Leinster South-East Local website, local history
Waterford County Museum Dungarvan Waterford Munster South-East Local website, local history, culture
Waterford Museum of Treasures Waterford Waterford Munster South-East Local City history, culture, archaeology, Viking and medieval heritage, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity
Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre Dublin Dublin Leinster Dublin Maritime website, heritage of Ireland's waterways
West Cork Regional Museum Clonakilty Cork Munster South-West Local information, local history
Westport House Westport House2.jpeg Westport Mayo Connacht West Historic house 18th-century stately home with original contents, gardens
Wexford County Museum EnniscorthyCastle.jpg Enniscorthy Wexford Leinster South-East Local information, located in Enniscorthy Castle, county history and culture
Wicklow's Historic Gaol Wicklow Wicklow Leinster Mid-East Prison website, 18th-century prison
Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio HowthMartelloTower.jpg Howth Dublin Leinster Dublin Technology website, vintage radios, music

boxes, gramophones and other related items

Yeats Memorial Building Sligo Sligo Connacht Border Biographical website, exhibition on poet William Butler Yeats

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