The award winning National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is located in Turlough Village, 8kms east of Castlebar.
The Museum is home to the National Folklife Collection which represents traditional life in Ireland throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Fascinating artifacts 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.
A comfortable hour drive, enjoying the Mayo landscape, and you will arrive at the fantastic setting of the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in Turlough. Stroll through Turlough Park and enjoy the re-designed Victorian gardens and it's Glasshouse before diving into history.
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
094 - 903 1755