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.