National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar

4.6
#1 of 39 in Museums in Province of Connacht
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Get a taste of rural Irish life over a 100-year period at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Housed inside Turlough Park House, the attraction showcases the harsh realities of life in the country, from farming to house building, in their permanent exhibit "Romanticism and Reality." Other exhibits highlight important rural celebrations, emigration, traditions, and artwork. A modern complex just a short walk across the park from the original Turlough Park House also features exhibits that celebrate rural Irish life. Visit the attraction's website to find out which upcoming events at the museum, or on the grounds, are open to the public. Make National Museum of Ireland - Country Life part of your personalized Castlebar itinerary using our Castlebar vacation planner.
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  • Very hard to find free things to do in Ireland so had to visit here. Grounds are beautiful Staff are really friendly Exhibits are interesting and impressive Parking was ample And very good facilities ...  more »
  • A lovely place to visit. Very interesting with fantastic gardens and dog friendly. Cafe reasonable. Not to hard to find.  more »
  • This "free-admission" museum is just off of N5, east of Castlebar, County Mayo, and very worthwhile. The exhibits truly depict Irish life as it was over the ages, and give an authentic insight as to h...  more »
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  • Very well done and a quick stop along the way. Beautiful grounds
  • A fantastic place to spend a day travelling back in time. Give yourself plenty of time to see everything
  • Lovely lay out of times gone by. Can visit the house but we seem to arrive when it is closed. Was disappointed the sculptures outside were taking away. We had a family friend with us this time and we had told them about the sculptures.
  • Love the 'please touch' exhibits - such a wonderful family friendly place
  • Don't want to miss this. Very informative.

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