The National Museum of Ireland-Country Life

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is set in modern exhibition galleries in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and surrounded by magnificent gardens and lake. It is one of four National Museum of Ireland sites with the other three: National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, National Museum of Ireland - Natural History and National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History located in Dublin.


The award-winning Museum of Country Life is home to the National Folklife Collection. With exhibitions spread over four floors, the Museum gives its visitors a unique opportunity to see how the people of Ireland lived in the hundred years between the Great Famine and the end of the 1950s.
Interactive displays and screens, actual video footage of traditions we are fast losing are featured alongside handcrafted harvest knots, wickerwork, spinning wheels and boats, clothing and artifacts from the islands and hand operated machinery our grandparents used.
The Museum opening hours are: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pmSunday 2pm-5pm Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission to the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is FREE.