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Francis Ledwidge Museum

Janeville, Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4544
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Fantastic Guide

The museum is in the small house where Ledwidge grew up and is, by it's nature small. However, it... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Ang G
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Dublin
A poignant place

Finally got to visit this humble abode and birthplace of one of our greatest poets. One cannot... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
FarranBoy62
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Dublin, Ireland
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Janeville, Slane, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The museum is in the small house where Ledwidge grew up and is, by it's nature small. However, it is a treasure trove of his letters to his friend Matty. The best part of this experience was the wonderful guide. She gave us a great...More

Thank Ang G
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Finally got to visit this humble abode and birthplace of one of our greatest poets. One cannot be but moved by the story of Francis Ledwidge and the local guide was full of all the relevant facts and utterly passionate about preserving the cottage and...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

While I was aware of Francis Ledwidge I knew very little about him. This being the 150th anniversary of his birth I decided to find out more. With a collection of poems under my arm I visited the Francis Ledwidge Museum at Janeville, Slane, Co,...More

Thank Donagh M
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visited this museum on Sunday May 28. The guide was extremely nice and gave us a tour even though it was very close to closing time. We saw Francis Ledwidge's original bed. as he lived in this very house. All the items on display were...More

Thank drseanmaguire
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Enjoyed our visit to the Museum - it was interesting hearing about F. Ledwidge's short, but very interesting, life. The cottage is very small, so you can be in and out quickly. There is a beautiful garden to the rear, which is nice for photos.

Thank Aoife S
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed in the village of Slane during October when tourist season is at an all time low. We decided to stop and visit the Francis Ledwidge Museum. Basically, Francis Ledwidge is a local poet who died very young and the town has made him...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

What an interesting place! The lady was so enthusiastic, informative and friendly. She made it a memorable and moving experience.

Thank Jackie T
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

A lovely little Museum just outside of Slane on road to Newgrange. We were able to see a likeness between Francis and his brother Joseph and some of out family. Francis's Mother was Related to my husbands family. In the garden there is a replica...More

Thank Shelyn2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great little museum. Do visit them, you'll be welcomed by very friendly people and not only will you see how people lived in those days, but also you will get to know one of Ireland's best poets. Even if you don't like poetry, I bet...More

Thank Hill_of_Slane
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

The lady who works there is very friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed our visit and I would definitely recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Helen G
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