This museum has on display important collections of objects related to the Tyrone, Louth and Armagh Militia; the Irish Volunteers, Yeomanry and Royal Irish Fusiliers. It also holds weapons including pikes used in the 1798 Rebellion and a range of materials related to the two World Wars. The Museum library contains a number of Army Lists: of Army and Royal Marines, and Yeomanry from the early nineteenth Century.
The Mall East,
Monday to Friday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Museum of local history.
1 Townhead Street,
Situated within the bank and open to the public is the former House of Lords of the Irish parliament during the eighteenth century. On either wall are tapestries commemorating the battle of the Boyne and the siege of Derry . College Green was the site for numerous mobilisations of the Volunteer movement during the 1780s. The cannon, a carronade, in the Bank’s forecourt date from the period of the Napoleonic Wars.
Bank of Ireland
Monday to Friday: 10.00am-4.00pm
These cemeteries bear testimony to the involvement of Belfast men and women in both World Wars or as victims of the Belfast Blitz. The conflicts of the 1912-23 period as well as 1969 till the present are also clearly illustrated by a walk around the cemeteries. Milltown contains the city’s Republican Plot.
Tours can be arranged by contacting ourselves at:
Fáilte Feirste Thiar,
212 Falls Road,
The museum’s main focus is on the history of the Irish Defence Forces. Displays feature the uniforms and insignia of the Defence Forces through the years and document their United Nations service in the Congo , Lebanon and Somalia . Other displays focus on the involvement of Carlow people in military service from the Carlow Militia to Captain Myles Keogh of the US 7th Cavalry and up to the First World War.
Old Church ,
Each Sunday from March to November from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Group tours may be arranged outside normal opening dates and times.
Constructed in the late 12th Century by John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of east Ulster , this castle was a military stronghold for almost 600 years. It sustained a long siege by Edward Bruce in 1315-16. For several hundred years it was the Crown’s principal residential and administrative stronghold in the north.
It was seized by General Schomberg on behalf of King William in 1689 and was captured briefly by the French in 1760. It functioned as a prison during the Napoleonic Wars, then an armoury until 1928 and later an air raid shelter during the Second World War.
Open to the public. Admission charge.
The museum holds a number of weapons, medals and memorabilia from the 1798 Rebellion, First and Second World Wars and the War of Independence. These include pike heads from 1798, rifles and revolvers from the 1916-23 period, mines and anti-submarine devices washed ashore during the Second world War and the Africa Star, Italy Star and 1939-45 Silver Medals awarded to nurse Josephine Canny.
Arthur’s Row, off O’Connell Square,
Tuesday to Saturday:
9.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.30
The museum opened in 1985 and was conceived as a tribute to soldiers from the barracks on lost their lives in the line of duty. Its core collection is that of memorabilia associated with Michael Collins, including his personal diary, some personal papers, two of his revolvers and his War of Independence medal. In addition, the museum houses a large photographic collection dedicated to the history of the barracks.
Access to the museum is controlled.
Write to Officer Commanding Collins Barracks, Cork.
The museum holds an extensive collection relating to the War of Independence period in Cork, with artefacts and memorabilia belonging to Tom Barry, Terence MacSwiney and Thomas MacCurtain. Uniforms, medals and weapons feature in the collection. The museum also holds a small number of collections which relate to the involvement of Cork people in the American Civil War.
Monday to Friday: 11.00 am-1.00 p and 2.15 pm-5.00 pm.
Sundays: 3.00 pm-5.00 pm
The County Museum, Dundalk is located in a beautifully restored late 18th century warehouse in the Carroll Centre at Roden Place in Jocelyn Street. Funded by Dundalk Town Council the museum opened in 1994 and offers an extensive programme of permanent exhibitions, temporary displays, drama presentations, music recitals, lecture and film.
Country Museum Dundalk
Roden Place ,
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sundays and Monday: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed