The Museum of Country Life, a few miles east of Castlebar, is a modern museum and offshoot of Dublin’s National Museum. It is set in the grounds of Turlough Park House, which is also open to the public. The Folk Life Collection is devoted to the best of rural Ireland and contains tens-of-thousands of every-day items from 1850 to 1950, all categorized into various sub-genres such as furniture, clothing, farm equipment, etc. There is a café and craft shop on the premises. Free Admission. Closed Monday.
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