The award-winning WW1 Trench Experience in Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff.

Summer attractions at Cavan County Museum

Cavan County Museum has developed a major exhibition on the War of Independence in Ireland and in County Cavan. ‘United Under the Flag’ is situated on the top floor gallery of the Museum. This exhibition opened in October 2020 but, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Museum was closed to the public. Museums and libraries were permitted to reopen from May 10 last.

Along with the War of Independence exhibition, Cavan County Museum redesigned its Emigration and Famine Galleries to include a Train Station Ticket Office and information panels on Transport and Railways in Cavan.

July is expected to be extremely busy for the Museum showcasing the following events:

- Artist in Residence Jane McCormick’s ‘Museum of Broken Things’ Exhibition (July 10);

- Storyteller Maria Gillen will deliver Storytelling Workshops for Children (July 9-10);

- Artist Eoin McEvoy’s exhibition ‘Measured Against Nature’ in The Eden Gallery (July 14); and

- Droímin Creative will officially launch their ‘new venture bringing the culturally curious tourist to County Cavan for memorable, bespoke literary and arts-based experiences within and inspired by the wonderful Cavan landscape’ (July 23-25).

"Now that we are reopened, we are delighted to be in a position to share these new developments with visitors," says curator Savina Donohoe.

Cavan County Museum displays many wonders, artefacts and exhibitions spanning 5,000 years of history from the county, country and internationally. The award-winning World War I trench experience, the largest trench replica in Ireland and the UK and the facade of the GPO as part of the 1916 Easter Rising exhibition remain two of the biggest draws to the facility. The Nun's Walk, playground and coffee shop are also welcome attractions for an enjoyable and educational day out.