Exciting temporary exhibitions worth visiting at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Whitewash & Thatch - Temporary Exhibition
On display is the work of a group of student architects from the School of Architecture in University College, Dublin. In the 1940s they surveyed, sketched and painted in watercolour the thatched houses of a selection of villages around the country. Their work will be supplemented by drawings of houses from a previous decade in the work of Ake Campbell (1891-1957) and Albert Nilsson (Eskerod), 1904-1987) visiting Swedish scholars, who travelled in the south and west of Ireland in the 1930s. A centrepiece of the exhibition will be a series of four pastel drawings by the artist Seán Keating of Culloty's House, Kishkeam, in County Cork. It is the first time that this series is on exhibition.
Streets of London Exhibition
This primarily photographic exhibition shows images from four separate collections concerning Irish emigration to Britain, especially to London. The selection of images will look at emigration across generations and the themes will include music, tradition, religion, politics and faces of emigration. The images will be accompanied by snippets of the personal testimony of some Irish emigrants. The exhibition runs from the end of June until the end of September.
To make a booking for any of these events please contact the Education & Outreach Dept.
(Bookings Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am - 2pm)
Tel: 094 90 31751; Fax: 094 90 31498; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Opening times: Tues- Saturday: 10am - 5pm. Sunday: 2-5pm. Closed Monday