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Superb Irish manuscript museum

This museum preserves a collection of one man, whose ambition was to assemble Irish official... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie G
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Fascinating archive of Irish history

We were amazed at this collection of documents and photographs plus lots more pertaining to Irish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“free entry”(5 reviews)
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Pearse Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 73508
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All reviewswell worth a visitfree entryhis lifetreasure trovebeautiful gardengreat insightdeclaration of independenceirish independencehistorical documentsgreat museumformer bank buildinglocal mancouple of hoursvisiting ballinaamazing itemsinteractive displaysmodern irish history
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum preserves a collection of one man, whose ambition was to assemble Irish official documents, manuscript and letters in order to preserve the history of Ireland but also the mundane daily life of Ireland. The museum is free and the staff are very friendly....More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amazed at this collection of documents and photographs plus lots more pertaining to Irish history. We spent hours reading all the detail, what a tremendous hobby by Jackie Clarke which has become a priceless heirloom for the whole area.

Thank rosiemac2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

JCC regularly hold events in the garden which is a fantastic outside space in the middle of Ballina Town. The garden alone is worth visiting.

1  Thank Susan N
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting collection of Irish history. Very well presented, a short film about the man himself then allowed to explore the exhibitions at your own pace. Very interesting displays. If you have an interest in Irish history this is the place to go. Also very...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

If you are into history then don't miss out on this little spot! Situated in the gorgeous friendly town of ballina, it is free to tour this house but a little donation is appreciated! There is so much history packed into one place even if...More

Thank natalie d
Reviewed 31 July 2018

A well presented free to visit and you could pass hours in this museum.Just one note of warning if you are driving don not forget your parking ticket because like me you could become engrossed in the museum and forget your ticket.

Thank cpsweetman
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Excellent collection of historical things. The real treasures of Irish history of the last centuries, collected by one man. Can't forget how I've entered a small room...and light goes out...and voice pronouncing "declaration of independence" - I felt a shiver down my spine...Very exciting and...More

Thank Victor T
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad that we decided to visit , this collection is astonishing ! There's so much to see , a return visit is definitely in order . Jackie Clarke was obviously a man of great insight and his passion and diligence over the years...More

Thank 2020vision
Reviewed 14 July 2018

A truly incredible collection of documents,posters,pamphlets, letters,maps and memorabilia. Whether you are new to Irish history or a scholar,you will find much to capture your interest. Spent 2.5 hours before brain became overloaded. Planning next visit!! Chris Walsh

1  Thank chrissyboyWales
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Spent some time here during Ballina’s Heritage Day Festival. Staff welcoming and helpful and sterling work has been done to catalogue all the memorabilia. However one’s interest wanes after a while I imagine a tour guide may improve things.

Thank AtticusN_Ireland
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Response from preglad | Reviewed this property |
This (Sicilian American) New Yorker just returned a few months ago from my fourth time in Ballina area. It's a wonderful area as is JC Museum loaded with great history. We spent unhurried hours examining so much. The... More