Visit Shanbally Museum and Gardens and explore ‘Health Through Nature’
Shanbally House has a long association with healthcare. Going back as far as the original owners the O’Meara family and their connection to Napoléon Bonaparte, in 1815. To discover who Barry O’Meara is and his link to Napoleon, a visit to our museum is a must.
Once opened (Autumn 2020) the House will feature artefacts that have been collected or donated to the house. This includes many original pieces from Sammons Pharmacy in Thurles. This shop dates back to the early 1900s and many of the original fixtures and fittings are still in place.
The exhibition will also tell the story of natural medicinal and the plants that surround Shanbally House. Aside from this, visitors will be able to see, touch and smell the herbs. Visit Shanbally Museum and Gardens and experience the herbs that we not only grow on Shanbally Farm but also herbs used in past eras.
We are currently in the midst of curating the museum which will be located in Shanbally House. Over the next few months, we will be updating this page with images and stories of our progress.