Just 300m from The Rock of Cashel, Cashel Folk Village is a multi-award winning museum, containing an incredible, vast collection of original memorabilia relating to many different periods of Irish history. Visitors are taken on a fascinating journey to discover the real stories behind key events in Irish history. Highlights include the Easter Rising and War of Independence museum, the Great Irish Famine workhouse, the Original Tinkers Wagon, the Penal Chapel and a vast collection of original artefacts dating back 10,000 years.
"Themes on show include the Great Famine, Penal Times and the War of Independence, in a one stop shop historical master class." according to historical writer Brian O'Neil writing in the Public Sector Magazine.

Inside this old world museum is a fabulous collection of historical memorabilia relating in particular to famed members of the Third Tipperary Brigade and the War of Independence. There is also a section of the museum which documents The Great Irish Famine of 1845 – 1851 through lifelike exhibits and an audiovisual show concerning the Great Famine, which is well worth watching.
It also includes a Penal Chapel, (which was built with 12th century stones from the Franciscan Abbey which originally stood where the local Catholic Church now stands). This Church houses an incredible collection of religious artefacts, like the Stations of the Cross, which were brought back from Ypres in Belgium by General O’Hickie after the first World War.
At the 1916 Easter Rising section of the museum, where you get a great sense of that period of Irish history, in particular due to the vast array of original memorabilia on display of the 1916 Easter Rising. Everywhere you look, there is an incredible array of historic pieces relating to this unique and so/important period,
On Tripadvisor the Cashel Folk Village Museum has been ranked as the No.1 Museum in Co. Tipperary, and it has been ranked as such very year since it was first listed.

Just 300m from The Rock of Cashel, Cashel Folk Village is a multi-award winning museum, containing an incredible, vast collection of original memorabilia relating to many different periods of Irish history. Visitors are taken on a fascinating journey to discover the real stories behind key events in Irish history. Highlights include the Easter Rising and War of Independence museum, the Great Irish Famine workhouse, the Original Tinkers Wagon, the Penal Chapel and a vast collection of original artefacts dating back 10,000 years.
"Themes on show include the Great Famine, Penal Times and the War of Independence, in a one stop shop historical master class." according to historical writer Brian O'Neil writing in the Public Sector Magazine.

Inside this old world museum is a fabulous collection of historical memorabilia relating in particular to famed members of the Third Tipperary Brigade and the War of Independence. There is also a section of the museum which documents The Great Irish Famine of 1845 – 1851 through lifelike exhibits and an audiovisual show concerning the Great Famine, which is well worth watching.
It also includes a Penal Chapel, (which was built with 12th century stones from the Franciscan Abbey which originally stood where the local Catholic Church now stands). This Church houses an incredible collection of religious artefacts, like the Stations of the Cross, which were brought back from Ypres in Belgium by General O’Hickie after the first World War.
At the 1916 Easter Rising section of the museum, where you get a great sense of that period of Irish history, in particular due to the vast array of original memorabilia on display of the 1916 Easter Rising. Everywhere you look, there is an incredible array of historic pieces relating to this unique and so/important period,
On Tripadvisor the Cashel Folk Village Museum has been ranked as the No.1 Museum in Co. Tipperary, and it has been ranked as such very year since it was first listed.