National Museum Country life

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Things to do in County Mayo, Ireland - National Museum Country life - YourDaysOut
Turlough Park House, Turlough, Co. Mayo, Ireland
uesday to Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday 2pm- 5pm • Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday
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The award-winning Museum of Country Life is home to the National Folklife Collection. Interactive displays and screens, actual video footage of traditions we are fast losing are featured alongside handcrafted harvest knots, wickerwork, spinning wheels and boats, clothing and artefacts from the islands and hand operated machinery our grandparents used. Level A: Introduction The entrance level (Level A) in the modern Museum Galleries gives an introduction to the National Museum's Folklife Collection and to the main themes of the other galleries. It includes the traditional costume of the Aran Islanders, folklore objects, and black and white photographs depicting the reality of people working close to the land and sea. Level B: Crafts and the Environment On Level B, visitors can explore the way of life in rural Ireland that was influenced by the Natural enviroment Visitors can also learn about the times in which the ordinary people lived, during events such as the Land War and the 1916...

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