National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Upcoming Events

Posted in Connect on October 30, 2019.


UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – COUNTRY LIFE, TURLOUGH PARK, CASTLEBAR, CO. MAYO

Shedding Light on the ESB Archives

Join a special talk on rural electrification and the ESB Archives in association with the temporary exhibition Kitchen Power. Taking place on Saturday, 9 November, from 3 to 4pm, Shedding Light on the ESB Archives will explore the history of the ESB and the way in which it is intertwined with Ireland’s national narrative. Through content from the fascinating ESB Archives, this talk will demonstrate the evidential and inspirational value of preserving and making accessible the story of the electrification of Ireland. This is a free event but booking is required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.

Genealogy

The next meeting of the Mayo Genealogy Group is on Saturday, November 9, from 11.30am to 1pm. This is an ideal drop-in activity for anyone starting a new family research project. Get free, practical tips and advice on a range of resources and next steps. Admission is free. No booking required.

Winter woollies

Have a go at knitting your own winter woollies this year with the Museum’s Knitting and Crochet Circle. Learn a new skill for life with this friendly group, who meet up twice a month to exchange tips, patterns, ideas and a chat. Beginners are welcome. Drop-in between 11am and 1pm on Friday, November 15. Admission is free. No booking required.

Music Circle

Listen, play and practice tunes and songs at the next meeting of the Museum Music Circle on Saturday, November 16. Drop-in between 2 and 4.30pm for an enjoyable afternoon music session. All are welcome. No booking required.

All about Aran

Learn about the significance of the Aran knit and why this pattern is so much more than just a popular design. Aran jumpers communicate warmth, comfort and a sense of home to which people the world over continue to respond. Vawn Corrigan, author of Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion will present this talk, which includes a selection of of archival and contemporary images. Admission is free. Booking required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.

Electric family fun!

Join ‘Make Create Innovate’ to learn about the science behind electrically generated motion on Saturday, December 7. Harness the Power is a fun, hands-on workshop for families where participants will use a DC motor to build their own robotic aid to help with the housework. This workshop is in conjunction with the temporary exhibition Kitchen Power. This is a free event but booking is required. Telephone +353 94 90 31751 or book now by email.

Museum opening hours

Admission to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park House & Gardens is free. The exhibition galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday to Monday from 1 to 5pm.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Frances Toner, marketing executive, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. Telephone (094) 9031773 or email ftoner@museum.ie.

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