Based in the former St. Dympna's Hospital Church in Carlow Town and opened in July 200, is true treasure-house for Carlow and Ireland's military history. One of the museum's most intriguing features is its reconstruction of a World War One trench. Other displays include the Irish War of Independence, Irish Civil War. The Audio/Visual content which accompanies this element of the museum includes footage of the War of Independence and Civil War in Ireland. Amongst the displays on show at the museum are the uniforms of the Irish Defence Forces, whilst other displays housed in the museum deal with the UN peacekeeping work carried out by the Irish Defence Forces in the Congo, Somalia and Lebanon. Another of displays focuses on the 8th Militia Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Carlow Rifles and the Carlow Militia. This comprises of numerous insightful displays relating to Carlow soldiers who served in armies around the world with armoured vehicles production in Carlow Town during the 1940's and a new display titled 'Medieval Soldier'.
OPENING TIMES: Each Sunday from March – mid-November from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Group tours may be arranged outside normal opening dates and times.
July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. August: 7, 14, 21, 28. September: 4, 11, 18, 25. October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. November: 6, 13.
ADMISSION CHARGES: Adult: €2.50, children (11-18 years) €1.00, OAP’s and children under 10 years free. Group rates outside
normal opening dates and times available on request.
Travel Distance: 18 min drive