Michael Davitt Museum

Michael Davitt is Ireland’s greatest patriot and the most influential international Irishman of the 19th century. The Michael Davitt Museum is dedicated to the life and legacy of this pre-eminent social activist and global reformer. The museum collection is housed in the magnificently restored pre-penal Church in the village of Straide. The exhibition is enhanced by an audio-visual presentation and brought to life by the museum’s award-winning tour guides. The museum is adjacent to Straide Friary. This 13th century Norman structure contains some of the finest medieval sculpture available on the island of Ireland. The entire area is part of a beautifully maintained site with ample parking and serves as an ideal location for walks and picnics.

Local people take great pride in the museum and volunteerism plays a pivotal part in its activities.

 Museum services include

.  Guided Tours

.  Audio Visual Presentations

.  Exhibitions

.  Talks and Lectures

.  Community Events

.  Outreach Programmes

The museum have entered partnerships and collaborations with

.  Disability Groups

.  Minority Groups

.  Voluntary Organisations

.  The G.A.A.

.  Glasgow Celtic Football Club

In 2019 the museum was the only institution in Ireland to receive Full Accreditation under the Heritage Council’s Museum Standard’s Programme for Ireland. Also in 2019, the Michael Davitt Museum was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the 5th consecutive year, thus entering Trip Advisor’s ‘Hall of Fame’.