THERE was a large attendance for the opening exhibition of a new series at Garvagh Museum.
They enjoyed music from Glenkeen and Grove bands, tasty treats provided free by local facility The Pantry, and viewing an impressive exhibition celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The exhibition continues throughout the season with many new exhibits added to the collection depicting rural life in Ireland.
The collection, started by George McIlroy, a teacher in Garvagh Intermediate School, has grown in size to over 3,000 exhibits which have attracted attention from many, including Joe Mahon for Mahon’s Way.
The exhibits attract the attention of students of history, school children and older folk who enjoy reminiscing when they see items they were familiar with years ago.
The museum is run entirely by volunteers enabling succeeding generations to get a glimpse into the past – part of their heritage.
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