If you go through Ennis, in County Clare, then you will probably come across the De Valera Library and Museum, a museum and library dedicated to the history of the area, but also to the famous politician of the same name: Eamon De Valera.
The museum is located in the heart of downtown Ennis. Not very big, it offers a rather nice exhibition on the history of County Clare, but also on the history of the republican struggle, in which Eamon de Valera participated. You will discover the life of the famous politician, who notably fomented the Easter Uprising, and participated in the Irish War of Independence, then in the Civil War. During your visit, you will come across some original writings, signed by the politician’s hand.
But the museum is not only dedicated to Eamon de Valera. Also, you will discover a more general exhibition on the agricultural past of the Ennis region. You will be able to admire some of the objects of the time, as well as some written testimonies. Although it is easy to get around, the exhibition is interesting and gives a better idea of the cultural identity of County Clare.
Count about 4€ for the visit.
4€ approx.Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm