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Special Events
Culture Night at the Museum
By Bernie Byron
22, Sep 2011 - 09:52

As you know Culture Night is taking place around Ireland on Friday evening next (23 Sept).

The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in Turlough Park, Castlebar will be running a special programme for Culture Night on Friday night from 6-9pm, including a guided tour of the new Art of History Exhibition and storytelling for children and adults with renowned sean nós storyteller Gearoidin Bhreathnach.

The evening's programme will give people an opportunity to see the new temporary exhibition at 6.00pm followed by a chance to experience Gearoidin Bhreathnach at her story-telling best! Parents/adults: why not relax in the Museum Café while the children enjoy the storytelling from 6.30-7.30pm? The adult storytelling commences at 7.45pm! A special menu (combined with the standard menu) will be available in the café until 8pm. The Museum shop will also be open.

Culture Night Programme

  • 6.00pm-6.30pm
  • Guided tour of the temporary exhibition The Art of History: Images of Irish Town Life in the 1820s. With Dr. Séamas Mac Philib, Curator, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Suitable for adults. No booking required. Drop-in activity.
  • 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Storytelling session with storyteller and award-winning sean nós singer Gearóidín Bhreathnach. Gearóidín makes a welcome return to the Museum and will enthrall audiences with traditional stories & songs....with her inspiration coming from the Museum collection. Suitable for children & families. No booking required. Drop-in activity.


  • 7.45pm - 8.45pm
  • Storytelling session with storyteller and award-winning sean nós singer Gearóidín Bhreathnach. As above. Suitable for adults. No booking required. Drop-in activity.

The Museum Café: Culture Night Menu
In addition to the regular menu, this special menu will be offered from 5-8pm on Culture Night at all Museum cafés:
Delicious Thai Curry with Rice, Rocket Leaves and Relish € 7.50.
Traditional Beef & Guinness, Baby Boiled Potatoes, Rocket Leaves and Relish €7.50. Gourmet Pork Sage & Apple Sausages with Creamy Mashed Potatoes € 7


Children's Meals: € 5 Including a glass of Cordial

Something sweet...
Handmade decadent delights Sure to appeal! €5

Glass of Wine € 4.50 per glass
Bottle of Beer € 4.50
Minerals or Juices € 2
Tea Coffee € 2

Special Meal Deal! Add € 3.50 to any meal for glass of wine or bottle of beer.

Looking forward to seeing you all Friday evening!


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