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This museum is known nationally as the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, but is also known locally as the Museum of Country Life. Before being fortunate enough to put these books together I had actually visited here on several other occasions. I think the location for this museum couldn't be any better. Located on the West Coast of Ireland this museum focuses on not only the hard working farmers that live within Ireland's great shores, but also the fishing community who in the famine era, worked hand in hand together to feed the country. One of the other reasons I really liked The Museum of Country Life was because you can spend as little or as long as you like here. Even though they have a lovely well stocked cafe, the grounds are perfect for those who want to have a picnic with a picturesque lake as your backdrop.

National Museum of Ireland-Country Life

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National Museum of Ireland-Country Life

This award-winning Museum is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland and 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.

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Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo,
Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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Telephone: 00353-94-903-1775
Website: http://www.museum.ie
Email: tpark@museum.ie
Facebook: /NationalMuseumofIreland

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