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Museum of Country Life

An absolute must-see

An absolute must-see while in Mayo is the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life.

Situated in Turlough Park close to Castlebar, the Museum of Country Life is home to the Irish Folklife Collection. It features an amazing array of objects representing traditional Irish life and history.

The exhibitions are housed on four floors in a state-of-the-art and beautifully designed building. They focus on old customs and festivals, farming and fishing, trades and crafts and lie at home. You can see the clothes that our people wore and even view rare footage and  photography from the period.

As well as being a great day out for all of the family (and FREE too to explore and learn!), you will also bump into scholarly researchers and academics – the museum’s conservation and studies are that important.

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