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 Our Exhibitions


 Year round, Donegal County Museum shows a diverse series of exhibitions ranging from both In-house to Travelling.


  Our aim is to cater to a wide spectrum of visitors by showing exhibitions that relate both locally, nationally and internationally.



On your visit to the museum, the first floor exhibition gallery tells the story of Donegal from Prehistory to the Twentieth century.



We hold a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, which cover a wide range of topics.



Virtual Tour of From Conflict To Division- Donegal 1919-1925’



Enjoy a Virtual Tour of this major Decade of Centenaries exhibition by Donegal County Museum, Culture Division, Donegal County Council  which focuses on the years 1919-1925 in County Donegal. The exhibition topics range from the War of Independence, the Civil War to Partition, the work of the Boundary Commission and the Border, all of which had a significant impact on life in County Donegal and the North West. You can also view the exhibition booklet to discover more about Donegal history.


The period 1912 to 1923 is perhaps one of the most important in Irish history. The events that occurred during this decade transformed the island of Ireland and have had a lasting legacy on Irish politics and society, right up to the present day. In the 100 years since, the lines between fact and myth have become blurred and the true story of the revolutionary years has been buried but not forgotten.


This exhibition formed part of the Echoes of the Decade Project developed by Donegal County Museum and Donegal County Archives) and was funded through the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


This Virtual Tour was funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media under the Community Strand of the 2021 Decade of Centenaries programme as part of the Decade of Centenaries Initiative 2012-2023.


 See the Virtual tour here



Travelling Exhibitions



Donegal County Museum has Curated a number of Travelling Exhibitions, which are available free of charge for loan to organisations, community groups and venues throughout County Donegal, subject to certain loan conditions.



Theses exhibitions consist of either pop-up display stands or hanging display boards on a variety of themes:




'From Leaders To Exiles' - The Flight of the Earls


The Plantation of Ulster


The Ulster Covenant 1912


Connection and Division - Donegal 1910-1930


The Railways of Co Donegal


Remembering World War I- The Donegal Story


County Donegal in 1916


Donegal & the Easter Rising &‘Dún na nGall agus Éirí Amach na Cásca'


Donegal Local WWI Heroes


'A Vanished World' - The Landed Gentry of County Donegal


'A Long Farewell' - The Emigration of Donegal Women 1845 - 1955




Groups or organisations can contact the Museum for further details.




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Online Exhibitions



Donegal County Museum has Curated numerous exhibitions over the years, here are just a few:





Dance of The Fishing Boats - Arranmore Exhibition


Dance of The Fishing Boats - Arranmore, Co Donegal    


A glimpse of  life on Arranmore.


Dance of The Fishing Boats Arranmore Island Exhibition

'A World Apart' - The Donegal District Lunatic Asylum 1866 - 1922


An unique exhibition depicting the hidden history behind the walls of the

Donegal District Lunatic Asylum 1866 - 1922



A World Apart - The Donegal District Lunatic Asylum

Exhibition on the History of the Town of Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

 A History of Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

Seafaring and Fishing in Greencastle and Moville, Co Donegal


Seafaring and Fishing in Greencastle and Moville, Co Donegal

Exhibition on Emigration from Gweedore and Cloughaneely areas


Emigration from Gweedore and Cloughaneely

Exhibition on women in Donegal history


Donegal Women In History

Argriculture Around Raphoe, Co Donegal Exhibition


Agriculture In Raphoe Exhibition