National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar

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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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  • I visited the cafe on the 8th June and was very impressed with the choice; the food was excellent & staff very friendly I will definitely return.  more »
  • Apart from making me feel very old ,as I looked at things from my childhood. This is a great activity for an afternoon. Lovely grounds ,well laid out and beautifully presented .  more »
  • This free museum is amazing! Don't miss the introductory film. I came away for a real feel for what the Irish people have endured over the centuries to become the lovely people they are today.  more »
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  • Very well done and a quick stop along the way. Beautiful grounds
  • 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.
  • Don't want to miss this. Very informative.
  • Great free museum celebrating country life. Some traditions and artefacts are from quite recent past, I remember them from my own childhood visits to the West, but also goes further back. This restaurant available too
  • Lovely place for a day out. Good cafe