National Museum of Ireland | Country Life

Things to do in County Mayo, Ireland - National Museum of Ireland | Country Life - YourDaysOut
N5, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Tue-Sat: 10:00-17:00 | Sun-Mon: 13:00-17:00 | Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday
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The award-winning Museum of Country Life is home to the National Folklife Collection. Interactive displays and screens, actual video footage of traditions we are fast losing are featured alongside handcrafted harvest knots, wickerwork, spinning wheels and boats, clothing and artefacts from the islands and hand operated machinery our grandparents used. Level A: Introduction The entrance level (Level A) in the modern Museum Galleries gives an introduction to the National Museum's Folklife Collection and to the main themes of the other galleries. It includes the traditional costume of the Aran Islanders, folklore objects, and black and white photographs depicting the reality of people working close to the land and sea. Level B: Crafts and the Environment On Level B, visitors can explore the way of life in rural Ireland that was influenced by the Natural enviroment Visitors can also learn about the times in which the ordinary people lived, during events such as the Land War and the 1916 Rising. The major historical events and occurrences throughout Ireland during the period from 1850 to 1950 certainly had an impact on the lives of ordinary people living in rural locations,...

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