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The County Museum Dundalk is one of Ireland’s finest Local Authority Museums. It is located in a restored 18th Century distillery.
The Museum collection comprises over 70,000 objects ranging from the proverbial (Viking) needle to an anchor. Among the highlights are a magnificent three-wheeled, Heinkel motor car made in Dundalk in the late 1950s; the first Olympic Medal won by an Irishwoman (a Bronze won by Ardee’s Beatrice Hill-Lowe in archery in the 1908 Games in London); Oliver Cromwell’s shaving mirror; a leather jacket or jerkin worn by King William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne; items collected by Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, discoverer of the fate of Franklin and one of Ireland’s greatest explorers; and a multi-award winning exhibition marking the industrial and engineering history of county Louth.
Open Tues-Sat 10.00 am–5.00 pm.
Closed Sun, Mon, Bank Holidays.
Carroll Centre, Roden Place, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co.Louth.
Tel: 042 9392999
Admission free. Exhibits include the Mesolithic era onwards to the Middle Ages. The Medieval times and the local industry all across three floors.