Carlow County Museum is Presented with Interim Museum Accreditation Standard award (MSPI)

The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) Award Winners 2020

“it is a very high honour for the Museum to be awarded this prestigious accreditation and congratulations to all involved.”

Cllr. Ken Murnane, Chairperson of the Board of Carlow County Museum, 2021
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Carlow GAA 125th Anniversary Exhibition

“the exhibition will bring back wonderful memories to everybody in Carlow, not alone players, but family of players and current day players who will get inspiration from seeing their heroes of yester year”

Christy Cooney, Uachtarán Cumann Luthcleas Gael. 2009 – 2012

The highlight of Carlow’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) 125th Anniversary celebrations in 2009 was the magnificent eleven-day county exhibition in Netwatch Cullen Park in late August, coinciding with Heritage Week. Coiste Chontae Ceatharlach (Carlow County GAA Board) developed this temporary exhibition in partnership with Carlow County Museum and the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. This temporary exhibition has concluded but parts of the exhibition have been incorporated into the main museum exhibitions.

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MSPI Interim Accreditation Award

18 May 2020

What a great way to celebrate International Museums Day, #IMD2020, with the fantastic news that we have been awarded ‘Interim Accreditation under the Museums Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI)’ by the Heritage Council. The MSPI promotes professional standards in the care of collections in Irish museums and galleries, and this award recognises our achievement of those standards through accreditation.

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Carlow Wins National Heritage Week Award

6th February 2020

The Heritage Council’s Heritage Week 2019 Awards took place today and Carlow County Museum, Myshall Muintir na Tíre and the Myshall Community Centre won “Le Cheile san Eorap Award” for the event: “St Columbanus and the Making of Europe”. Continue reading

Historical Research

If you are looking to do research, we at the Museum are always happy to help however we can. Our contact details can be found here.

The below links may be of help in your research on County Carlow.

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society

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The Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS) was formed in 1946 when a small group of local enthusiasts came together to establish a forum through which the study of local history might be encouraged.

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CHAS History Project Winners

On Wednesday 27th March 2019 the  Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society held their annual History Project Competition. Entries were received from primary school children all across County Carlow.

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Pictured L-R: Pat O’ Neill, President of CHAS; Reuben McCarthy (Third Prize); Kate Somers (First Prize); Kevin McKeon (Second Prize); and Richard Codd, CHAS Committee Member, and Chair of Judging Committee.

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