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County Carlow Military Museum
T: +353 (0)87 6904242
A: County Carlow Military Museum
Old Church
St Dympna’s
Athy Road

Opening Hours:

Sunday only March – November

from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Group tours may be arranged outside normal opening dates and times. Admission charge applies.

County Carlow Military Museum

A fine museum exhibition housed in a late 19th century church. The museum features a wide range of exhibits relating to Carlow’s military history. Artefacts date from the late 18th century to the present day and detail the history of the Irish Army, local Reserve Defence Forces, UN Peacekeeping, Carlow Militia, World War I, War of Independence and much more. Other features focus on Carlow soldiers in armies throughout the world along with armoured vehicle production in Carlow during World War II. One of the museum’s main displays features the uniforms of the Irish Defence Forces while another feature of the museum is the reconstruction of a World War I trench.

The museum has been housed in the historic and atmospheric church on the grounds of St Dympna’s Hospital since 2001, prior to this the display was housed in the local FCA, now RDF barracks on the Green Road.

World War I Trench