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National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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US$1 884,28*
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Walking Ireland-Northern Gem-9 days
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Castlebar
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This award-winning Museum is home to the National Folklife Collection which represents traditional life in Ireland throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth 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 excellent ‘hands-on’ public programmes which run throughout the year, consist of art and craft workshops, demonstrations and performances and runs alongside the exciting programme of temporary exhibitions which are ongoing throughout the year. Opening Times: The Museum opening hours are: 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. Shop & Café open.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit for anyone desiring a more comprehensive understanding of early life in Ireland. The grounds are magnificent and there are many sites to visit outside of the museum building its self. Be sure and watch the orientation video shown on a continuous loop near the entrance. Exhibits are well laid out and the signage is excellent in explaining what it is you are viewing. There is a very nice, but quite small cafe on site that is worthy of a visit. The museum, coupled with the one in Dublin provides an extensive view of Irish life from pre-history into the 20th century. To do justice to this museum allow at least three hours. Walk the beautiful grounds and take in all the sites.

Thank Mike M
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"national museum of ireland"
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"old house"
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"great cafe"
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Once again a beautiful visit to this museum with its trove of treasures telling the story of our people..... and a look at some of Ireland's 'National Treasures' too. A visit to the House itself also interesting. Beautiful grounds in which to walk and soak up the sunshine.. Lovely trails and Willow sculptures... and a beautiful woodland playground for the young.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit I would highly recommend anyone to visit this place full of history and very very interesting.

Thank George P
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this great Museum.
It shows in a very practical way the life of the people who went before us.
In the garden outside there is a statue of a TEACHER AND PUPIL.
This is the work of the great BROTHER MC NALLY , the Mayoman who founded the LASALLE COLLEGE OF ART in Singapore.

Thank noelglee
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

An incredibly interesting museum covering centuries of rural history In an extremely enjoyable way.
Far too much to absorb in just one visit so another trip when in this beautiful country Is imminent

Thank Peterperfik
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