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Father Murphy Homestead - Boolavogue, Co. Wexford,Tel: 053 94 66898
The Centre commemorates the memory of Fr. John Murphy for posterity. The restored house in which Fr. John dwelt with the Donohoe family during his residency in Boolavogue is the centerpiece of this magnificent development.
In addition to Fr.John's house the centre contains a number of authentic out - houses which illustrate the way of life on an irish farm during the 18th and 19th Century. Many old farm implements are on display.
The Garden of Remembrance is a place of tranquility where one can sit or take a short walk while remembering all those who have gone before us. Inscribed Stones are dedicated to the memory of the many who died in the Rebellion. The Garden is surrounded by trees and Herringbone Stone ditches. Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann have a Regional Archive in the centre. Housed also is an extensive exhibition of the Folklore of County Wexford, Aon Sceal Eile Agus Cuimneachain. A real treasure collected by the young people of Wexford under tuition of Jacqueline Sydney.
The facilities in the Reception area are excellent, Teas, Refreshments, Crafts and Historical Books are available
April - November:
Monday - Saturday 10.00am -5.30pm
Sundays 11.00am - 6.00pm