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Turlough getting ready for biggest ever country life festival

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The manager at the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough, Tony Candon, says the museum is preparing for the biggest ever influx of people to the site this weekend with some 25,000 expected to attend Féile na Tuaithe over the next two days.

Mayo Genealogy Group meeting this weekend

The Mayo Genealogy Group will hold a meeting at the National Museum of Country Life this Saturday, August 9, at 11am which will deal with the WW1 project and a presentation on the Mayo men who returned from WW1.

Young poets impress in national competition

Four young students from the county have won recognition from the National Museum of Country Life and Poetry Ireland for their poetic musings inspired by objects from Ireland’s past.

Hair Hurling Balls at the museum of country life

Currently running at the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough House, this exhibition firmly establishes the antiquity of our national game of hurling with radio-carbon dated hurling balls from 800 years ago.

Busy week of events coming up at the Museum of Country Life

Next weekend will be a busy week in the National Museum of Country Life at Turlough House. Next Thursday, September 13, from 12 noon to 3pm, the Mayo Organic Group will host a workshop and talk on sustainable gardening.

Upcoming events at the Museum of County Life

At the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough drop in on Thursday August 30 from 2pm to 3pm for Crafty Thursdays. This crafts workshop is for children seven years and up. No booking is required.

Ruane welcomes funding for Turlough Cycle Route

Sinn Féin Councillor and chairperson of Smart Travel Castlebar, Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the news that funding has been secured for the cycle route linking Castlebar to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough House.

Ring announces funding for Castlebar to Turlough Greenway

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Dep Michael Ring yesterday announced another major boost for tourism in Mayo when he announced €1,450,000 in funding for a greenway from Castlebar to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough House. Minister of State Ring’s department will fund half of the money through the National Cycle Network Funding and welcoming the news he said, “This grant funding will be matched by Mayo County Council as the total costs of the project are €1,450,000 for the 8.8 km off road greenway along the banks of the Castlebar River from Newtown, Castlebar through the town centre and east to Turlough village and to the National Museum of Ireland located in Turlough House. With the funding already allocated by Fáilte Ireland for the Greenway project from Castlebar to Islandeady, this project will further enhance tourism infrastructure in Mayo and build on the success of the existing Greenway. Walking and cycling are popular pursuits for domestic and overseas tourists and with these extensions, the Greenway will, in my opinion, become a must visit destination for these activities. I am delighted with this announcement. This is good news for Castlebar and good news for the county,” concluded Minister Ring.

National Museum of Country Life, Turlough

On Friday April 20 from 11am to 1pm, Come Knit with Me, takes place for adults and children aged seven plus. No booking required.

Activities continue at Museum of Country Life

The National Museum of Country Life keeps up its wide range of education and demonstration programmes in the coming weeks. A textile craft demonstration will take place on Sunday January 28 from 11am to 4pm. The following Friday, February 3, the knitting circle will return. This drop-in event will take place from 11am to 1pm and is open to all. The following day, Saturday February 4, it is the turn of the music circle to strike up a tune from 3pm to 5pm.

 

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