The Registry, McKee Barracks, Dublin 7.


353-(0)1-677 7853


The Curragh Military Museum

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Over the years the military has become part of the Curragh, and the Curragh part of us. Right under our feet is history dating back to prehistoric times; the Fianna used to meet at the Hill of Allen; Henry II camped here on his way to Dublin in 1171; the Jacobite army trained here in 1686-7 and the British after establishing a permanent post in 1855, trained men to go and fight in the Boer War and the trenches of the Somme during World War I.

Now, after several years of research and planning, the Curragh has its own museum, that you can visit and take in the marvels of this magnificent geographical and historical site. we took in all aspects of the Curragh - military, civilian, equitation, conservation and archaeology. The museum is sub-divided into three parts. The environment encompassing archaeology, flora and fauna; the British military presence up to 1922 and finally the Defence Forces.

Before visitors view the exhibits, they can watch an audio visual presentation that has some magnificent aerial shots of the plains including the ring fort at Dun Ailinne, which at one time was part of the Curragh. The grasslands and the aquifer were the main reasons the British Army built a camp here. Some of the flora and fauna on the plains is unique to this part of the world

Curator: Sgt Charlie Walsh

Opening Times:
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Monday to Wednesday 1000hrs – 1300hrs 1500hrs – 1700hrs

Thursday 1400hrs – 2000hrs

Sunday 1400hrs – 1700hrs

Closed Friday, Saturday and Bank Holidays

Admision Free and there is free car parking.

Business Phone Number
00 353 (0)21 451 4252