Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 3

Welcome to yet another Thursday Doors post from the Cavan County Museum. I know I’m posting this one on a Saturday but as it’s the 29th of February it will be four years until that date comes round again. However, the real reason for the delay is I have a rotten cold and cough. I’m so glad I had a stockpile of photos from the museum on hand for times like this so let’s get on with the tour.

As you can see from the opening image, there are lots of doors to venture through on this floor. This first room shows us how most Irish farmers lived and the tools they used.

If we follow the path to the replica cottage we pass a lot of interesting pieces of equipment, like this cereal grinder.

When government grants became available for galvanized iron it allowed small farmers to re-roof their homes and construct large hay barns. This resulted in the eventual decline of the picturesque thatched and it’s craft.

The interior of this cottage displays many of the items a farming family would have possessed.

Usually you would find a door to a bedroom on each side of the parlour.

In another room on the first floor I found a wonderful display of clothing the gentry would have worn. Notice the difference in the fireplace compared to the farmers cottage.

Have a look at the shoes and the old record player.

Thanks for your company this week, Norm has a great selection of doors over on his blog. Next week we can explore a couple more rooms of the Cavan County Museum but get your tissues out for that particular Thursday Doors post.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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18 Responses to Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 3

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Interesting place to visit. I like the dresses on display. Plus the whole replica cottage concept is cool. We live so differently now.

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Exhibits like this remind us of just how much things have changed and how much more we have in the way of modern conveniences. It sure puts things into perspective.

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  3. Thank you for the tour, it’s very interesting. I especially like the kitchen and the clothing. =)

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  4. Jennie says:

    I so enjoyed this!

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  5. What a marvelous museum! I love that firescreen but the shoes make my feet hurt just looking at them. We once visited a similar museum in France and it really made me appreciate the conveniences we have today!


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  7. TCast says:

    This is interesting, Jean.

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  8. marianallen says:

    I love those gowns! I live in blue jeans and t-shirts, but I have a weakness for looking at what our youngest called “pretty lady dresses”. Take care of yourself, and feel better soon. Hugs!

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  9. slfinnell says:

    I’m late visiting this week so hope you’re recovered by now. (fingers crossed) Zoomed in on one pic in particular to admire the lace dress hanging in the corner. Good to see those pieces preserved and on display!

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