BALLINODE HERITAGE MUSEUM

Open Day at Ballinode Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Open Day at Ballinode Photo: © Michael Fisher

The museum of the late Vincent McAree in Ballinode County Monaghan hosted an open day today (Sunday) from 1.30pm to 5.30 pm. Exhibits included steam and oil driven engines, early tractors, ancient kitchen utensils, old farmhouse furniture, public house artefacts and a door from Monaghan gaol.

Demonstrating the knot-tying machine at Ballinode open day Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Demonstrating the knot-tying machine at Ballinode open day Photo: © Michael Fisher

There was also a book sale (I made some interesting purchases), with funds going to Alzheimer’s Ireland. The afternoon also included live music in the community hall from local star Aidan Clerkin and refreshments. A great day out and everyone was made very welcome.

Open Day at Vincent McAree Museum in Ballinode   Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Open Day at Vincent McAree Museum in Ballinode Photo: © Michael Fisher