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Sundial - Grian Chlog

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo

Stone base, 36" high, by 14" wide, with bronze circular face, 14" in diameter, set on top, with shaft, called a 'gnoman,' 7" long, running diametrically across the face. The movement of the sun, filtered by the bronze gnoman in the centre, indicates the time of day, actual day and month.

Sundials are instruments which show the time of day by means of the shadow of the sun projected on a graduated plate by a gnoman or style. Sundials preceded calendars and clocks.

This particular specimen was originally owned by the local landlord, members of the Ormsby family, and was situated in the front garden of their estate. Ownership of the estate, and with it the sundial, passed to the St. John of God Sisters in 1938 who passed it on to Western Care Association in the 1960s. At present it is on permanent loan to the Museum from Western Care Association.

Opening Hours

Daily 2pm - 6pm June to September

Come and share our experience for yourselves. You will be most welcome.

Kiltimagh Railway Museum
County Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 938 1132


  • Parish History, Kiltimagh, Our Life and Times, by Peter Sobolewski & Betty Solan. Price £15 (plus postage)
  • Sean Lavan, produced in conjunction with Kiltimagh GAA: Price £3 (plus postage)

| Kiltimagh Museum | Railway History |
| Raftery | Mike Hogarty | Father Denis O'Hara | Gene Tunney | Sean Lavan |

Items of interest to be viewed at Kiltimagh Railway Museum
| Abacus Ball-frame | Apron | Barber's Pole and Chair | Bedspread or Quilt | Bicycle Permit | Clay Pipe | Copying Press | Cosmetics | Doll | Farming Implements | Gas Lamp | Gas Meter | Gold medal | Life Jacket | Model Locomotive | Locked draws | Glass Case | Olympic Crest 1924 | Police hat and badge | Pottery Hot Water Bottle | Ration Book | Replicas of Boston Famine Memorial | Scales | Scales for eggs | School Clock | Sculpture of the Station Master | Sketch of Raftery | Staff Key | Sundial | Sword | Wooden Trap | Wooden Cradle |