On Saturday week, February 16, The Seasons, a silent film made in 1935 by Dr John Benignus Lyons, will be screened at the Museum from 3pm to 4pm. The film meticulously records the social, educational, religious and agricultural life of Kilkelly in Mayo. No booking required and it is an all ages event.
The following week on Sunday, February 24 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, join curator Rosa Meehan for a talk called Folk, Fiction and the Swedish Connection. You will find out from where the museum’s Irish Folklife objects were collected. What was the Scandinavian influence? Where do we go from here? Booking required. Contact the bookings office for further details, telephone 094 903 1751 or e-mail: [email protected].
The Irish Headhunter.
Searching for the Irish Race
This exhibition of 63 early photos from the west coast of Ireland in the 1890s focuses on the photographs of Charles R Browne, taken along the west coast of Ireland in the 1890s. Browne was a medical doctor and anthropologist who undertook physical surveys of people for Trinity College, Dublin. These surveys were mainly carried out in West Kerry, the Aran Islands, South Connemara, Erris, Clare Island and Inishturk in Mayo. The photographs are full of human interest and also convey a lot of detail about the clothes worn at the time. The exhibition will be supplemented by information on the international context of eugenics at the time. The exhibition will run until June 2013.