Museums and Heritage Centres

Fenagh Visitor Centre is located in the heart of the historical village of Fenagh in South Leitrim. It is a village that is steeped in history and has not one but two Abbeys and numerous significant archaeological sites in the vicinity of the village. Information, photographs, artifacts and maps can be viewed in the Centre depicting life in Fenagh down through the ages. A relatively recent addition to the Centre is a compilation of information on all the Fenagh graveyards which includes plot maps and locations and names and photographs of the individual graves.

Contact Details: Tel: 071 9645590 Email: Website:

Glenview Folk Museum is located in Aghoo, Ballinamore. It has a private collection of more than 7,000 antique, historical and novel items ranging from pre-Famine Ireland to the recent past. You will find an impressive array of farm yard equipments, various forms of transport from horse drawn to vintage motorised vehicles, tools, household items and a wide range of coins, papers, military items and other intriguing memorabilia.Well worth a visit for the 'street scene' alone which has a number of reconstructed shops and a pub, all of them stocked with an assortments of products and equipped as they would have been in the past.

Contact Details: Tel: 071 9644157 Email: Website:

Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre houses an exhibition about 1916 Proclamation signatory Seán MacDiarmada. The exhibition contains an audio-visual facility and interpretive panels, providing visitors with information about Seán MacDiarmada and the history of the locality. The Heritage Centre itself is located on the former court house building in the centre of Kiltyclogher.  The family cottage where MacDiarmada was born and raised is only a few kilometres outside the village in Corranmore. The cottage is maintained in its original condition as a National Monument by the OPW. The cottage is of considerable historical significance being the only family home of any of the signatories of the proclamation in existence.

Contact Details: Tel: 071 9854865 Email: Website:

Lawderdale Furniture is a family run business. Along with visiting the furniture show room you can also visit the small museum of old and antique tools and small machinery for: Estate work-Blacksmith-Wheelwright-Woodwork and Forestry.

Large groups by appointment only. Entrance FREE, except guided tours. For appointments or more information please contact Eltjo on 087 1249392

Location: Lawderdale House, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. The museum is base in the estate Courtyard, where we also make handcrafted furniture.


The Sliabh an Iarainn visitor centre has opened in it’s new premises beside Acres lake in Drumshanbo. The new centre hosts a wealth of information on tourism and heritage attractions throughout the county and adjoining areas. It includes audio visual displays and information on everything from the history of Sliabh an Iarainn to Industrial Heritage,  Leitrim music, myths and folklore associated with Lough Allen, the Marble Arch Geopark in Fermanagh and so much more.


St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre is located in St. Mary's Close in Carrick-on-Shannon is where you can start to experience the rich and diverse heritage of Carrick-on-Shannon. Begin your historic tour of Carrick-on Shannon in the St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre where you can view documents spanning 150 years relating to the Clements family, Lough Rynn, Earl of Leitrim and their tennants. While there, why not watch the excellent film on 'Leitrim Enduring and Enchanting' which is a study of Leitrim, it's Landscape, History and People.

A tour of St. George's Church is a must (it houses the second oldest Telford Organ in Ireland) and then onto Costello Chapel ( the smallest chapel in Ireland and reputedly the second smallest in the world!) which was built in the late 1800's by Edward Costello as a memorial and burial crypt for his beloved wife Mary Josephine.

Continue your journey by taking a short trip to the Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse where the significance of the Workhouse has been interpreted through a multimedia installation. Then onto the Famine Workhouse Garden of Remembrance and the Sensory Garden for reflection and relaxation.

Contact details: Tel: 071 9621757 Email: Website:

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