Mayo Day, the day dedicated to the celebration of the culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of County Mayo returns for its 5th year, Saturday 4th May 2019.
The theme of the 2019 Mayo Day is The Mayo Word, representing our communities, our creativity, our connection to a pride of place both here in this county and around the globe.
The Mayo Word will be discussed, celebrated and defined through this Mayo Day campaign culminating in a flagship event taking place at the National Museum of Ireland | Country Life, Turlough on Saturday 4th May 2019.
The first musical acts to play at this year’s festival have now been confirmed and it will see some of the best young musicians in Ireland take to the stage at the Museum of Country Life.
Join storyteller and singer Helena Byrne as she delves into the superstitions, folklore and music of an Ireland of times past, alongside incredible stories of Irish emigration through the ages; Mayo and the Great Famine, the Addergoole 14 and the Titanic, John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland and so much more.
Suitable for adults - 1 hour running time
Join storyteller and singer Helena Byrne for this fun and interactive storytelling experience. Helena tells magical stories of the Irish Fairies, the Leprechaun and spooky Irish ghost stories that your wee ones will thoroughly enjoy!
Suitable for children +5 - 30 minute running time
Gastronomic delights await in the Food Village where visitors can enjoy amazing food including woodfired pizza from Val and The Fire Slice, mouthwatering mackerel and fried potato prepared by Jay and his Mac & Spud team, cakes and treats served up buy the Rustic Apron and healthy juices from Nádúrtha Soul Foods among others.
Children's Workshop Marquee
- Pizza Making with Ronan Fox at 12.30, 1.15, 2.00 and 2.45pm
- Cupcake Decorating with Dorothy Canavan at 1.00, 1.30, 2.15, 2.30, 3.00 and 3.30pm.
- Puppet Making with Carmel Balfe from 12.30 to 5.30pm.
- Make Harvest Knots with the Museum Education Team throughout the day.
- A Handing Materials Display from the Museum Collections and Mayo Genealogy and Heritage Groups. All day.