NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND - COUNTRY LIFE
TURLOUGH PARK, CASTLEBAR, CO. MAYO
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR WEEK 29th March - 2nd April 2006
All events are free unless otherwise stated. Booking required. Booking details at the end of the page
Re-trace , by Margo McNulty.
6th April 2006 - 14th May 2006
Margo McNulty's subject is history and she focuses on the lives of people in the past. The artist makes images in response to museum objects that created resonance in her personal history.
The exhibition features mixed media including etchings, etched copper and lambda prints.
All events are free of charge. Booking required as places are limited
Wednesday 29 March: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Storytelling Performance. Threads of Tradition
Let storyteller Niall de Burca entertain you with the adventures and deeds of ancient Irish hero's such as Fionn of the Fianna and Cú Chulainn. Family
Location: Education Room
Sunday 2 April: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Tour. Are You an April Fool?
Join Tom Doyle & Brendan McGowan from the Education & Outreach department, to guess what is fact and what is fiction on this special tour.
Location: Education Room
NEW - Lunch Time Series
Talk plus optional Lunch
Enjoy a quick lunch either before or after the talk, in the Museum Café of the National Museum of Ireland - Country
Friday 7 April: 1.00pm
Beekeeping in Ireland
To coincide with the temporary exhibition A hive for the honey bee' - Beekeeping in Ireland, Father Vincent Kelly, a working beekeeper, will speak on Beekeeping.
Groups who would like to arrange a repeat of any event should contact the Education & Outreach Dept.
OTHER EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
TURAS NA NBAN CONFERENCE,
21ST & 22ND APRIL 2006
Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo
The conference is being co-hosted by Meitheal Mhaigheo Teo and The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. The theme of the conference is Turas na mBan or Women's journey and the idea came about as a result of a folklore-collecting project in the Clew Bay area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Féile na Tuaithe '06
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2006
The second year running of this unique family event which brings together a combination of craft and artisan stalls,
music, children's activities and a comprehensive programme of demonstrations. Suitable for all the family.
More information to follow in the coming weeks.
(Any food producers or craft makers interested in participating in the Country Market, please contact me.)
Streets of London Concert
Saturday, 24th June 2006
The Museum will host an open air benefit concert featuring Sharon Shannon, Dervish, Finbarr Furey, Davy Arthur, Lúnasa, Cora and Breeda Smith.
The proceeds will go to two charities in London, which will help vulnerable Irish emigrants who have fallen on hard times in Britain.