Féile na Tuaithe – Turlough Park

Féile na Tuaithe - Turlough Park: free family festival at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Craft and food stands, craft demonstrations, music, and lots more for the family to enjoy

Free entry, demonstrations and workshops, games, children’s activities, storytelling, music and face painting as well as a tented craft and food market with an extensive range of carefully selected stands from baskets to beeswax and from cheese to chocolate makers. Stand holders are all registered craftworkers or artisan food producers with quality and sometimes unique produce for sale. 

In keeping with the Museum’s own focus, Féile na Tuaithe features a full programme of demonstrations suitable for the whole family. These include the art of the blacksmithing, basketmaking, wood turning and pottery making.  The harvest-knot making demonstrations with the staff from the Education & Outreach Department are a highlight – make your own and watch your mother or grandmother reminisce about harvest knot traditions.

Féile na Tuaithe - Turlough Park is a natural extension of the Museum’s purpose of bringing families together to enjoy quality time and learn about the traditions of bygone days.

Exhibition / Festivals
Clay / Glass / Metal / Other / Textiles / Wood

This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCoI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

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21 to 22 May 2011


National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Opening Hours

12 - 5.00pm daily.

Further Information

Bernie Byron
094 903 1755

Participatory aspect

Visitors are encouraged to interact with stall-holders in the craft and food tents. On-site demonstrations involve maximum visitor participation and interaction.

Suitability for families

Suitable for all ages

Public Facilities

Full wheelchair access, toilet facilities, shop and café.

Other Info

Admission Free. Limited on-site parking. Parking in Turlough village and shuttle bus provided form nearby location.

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