The Museum

Carpenters section with a large variety of the carpenter’s old-style manual tools. Carpenters and blacksmiths were valued craftsmen in the local community and worked closely together.

Various traditional farming equipment, such as mowing machines, ploughs, potato diggers and so on. Old household items: traditional ‘crane’ to support hanging ovens for cooking over an open hearth fire Musical equipment from the old Claregalway Fife and Drum Band (founded in 1895) Many old photographs and various documents.

 

The Forge

 

The restored forge contains all the typical equipment: open furnace, a massive leather bellows to stoke the flames, an anvil which is large and heavy with a long projecting snout on the side which the blacksmith used to hold the red-hot iron for shaping, and much more.