National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Set in the spectacular grounds of historic Turlough Park House and Victorian gardens, the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is home to the National Folklife Collection. Audio and visual displays, objects and rare archive photography and film combine to describe an all-but-vanished way of life from not too long ago. Admission is free. Highlights include Straw, Hay and Rushes, exploring exceptional crafting traditions, and Life in the Community, which depicts a year-in-the-life of our rural ancestors. The museum offers a year-round programme of workshops, talks and tours for all ages and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions on historical and contemporary themes. There is also a café and gift shop onsite.

OPENING HOURS 9.00am to 4.30pm (Mon-Sun)
1 Jun to 15 Sep
9.00am to 7.00pm (Mon-Sun)
Tel (094) 903 1755
Address Turlough Park House, Gortnafolla, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 HY31