Cashel  Folk Museum

Cashel Folk Village features historical representations of the Irish Revolutionary period from 1916-1923 and The Great Irish Famine 1845-1851. The Folk Village has a penal chapel containing religious artifacts; the original Croke Memorial that commemorates Archbishop Croke of Cashel who was a founding member of the Gaelic Athletic Association, a traditional ‘tinker’ caravan and a 19th Century ‘brougham’carriage.

 

Of further interest is a statue of the World War 2-era IRA leader Sean Russell (1893-1940), a replica blacksmith’s forge and information about Catholic clergyman John Lanigan (1758-1825).

 

A range of historical artifcats are on display including anient Irish tools; old hunting traps, old Irish dressers, an original Blueshirt, bog butter, an ancient standing stone, original Irish elk antlers (the Irish elk became extinct between 8’000 and 12’000 years ago) and much more.

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