Carlow Museum 1979

October 26th 1979. (Nationalist)

Several hundred exhibits from the College Street premises, which had housed the museum since shortly after its establishment in 1972, have been moved to the new premises in the Town Hall, Carlow.

Now, the museum will enjoy first class heating and lighting facilities, adding to its patrons, enjoyment of the variety of exhibits, dating mostly from the middle of the 19th century. The badly needed space and other facilities were provided by the Town Council under an ANCO, Youth Employment Scheme.

But the change of home for the museum is only the beginning of work for the museum management committee, which is under the auspices of the Old Carlow Society.

By April the committee expects to have the museum open daily, employing a curator-caretaker for the summer season.

Organisers of Sunday's move were museum committee members -chairman, Kevin Kennedy; secretary and trustee, Seamus Murphy; Pat Purcell (who is also the biggest contributor to the museum), James Westman, Willie Duggan (trustee) and Brendan Kealy (trustee).

Transcribed by Jean Casey, January 2010.