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National Museum Of Country Life, Castlebar

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museum of country life, CastlebarThe award winning National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is located in Turlough Village, 8kms east of Castlebar (on the N5). The Museum is home to the National Folklife Collection which represents traditional life in Ireland throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Fascinating artefacts deal with domestic life, agriculture, fishing and hunting, clothing and textiles, furniture and fittings, trades and crafts, transport, sports and leisure and religion.

Set in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo the Museum treats visitors to a taste of how our ancestors lived their daily lives, in both difficult and joyful times.

The Museum runs programmes for adults, families and schools to raise awareness of the Museum collection and the associated traditional crafts, customs and traditions. The programmes consist of talks, demonstrations and performances as well as hands-on art and craft workshops.

Opening Times

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 2pm-5pm
  • Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday

Admission to the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is free.