NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND - COUNTRY LIFE
TURLOUGH PARK, CASTLEBAR, CO. MAYO
PUBLIC PROGRAMME 04-09 APRIL 2014
* Féile na Tuaithe 2014 Photographic Competition * Programme of events * Temporary Exhibitions
* Museum Shop & Café * Memory Book Project * On-line Resources * Other Details
DON'T MISS THIS EVENT THIS SATURDAY:
Saturday 5th of April: 2.00pm-3.00pm.
Talk. Liquid Light. Join Averil Staunton author of 'Harry Clarke's Liquid Light, Stained Glass Windows of St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe', for a talk on Clarke's renowned stained-glass work. Adults. Booking required: 094 903 1751 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
01. Féile na Tuaithe - Turlough Park : Photographic Competition
As part of this year's exciting programme of events, we are running a photographic competition with the theme "Echoes of the Past". Photographers are encouraged to use their creativity when interpreting this theme, as the past can be as recent as yesterday or reaching back generations. Prizes for this competition have been kindly sponsored by the Kodak Shop, Castlebar. For further details, including entry details and terms and conditions, please visit http://goo.gl/HCrHmN
02. PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Visit www.ouririshheritage.org to find out about local Irish history & heritage and to contribute photos and stories about your locality.
Friday 4th April:
11.00am-1.00pm. Drop In-Activity. Come Knit With Me! Enthusiasts and beginners alike are welcome to join the Museum knitters as they share skills, patterns and top tips. Adults & Children 7yrs+ .No booking required.
Saturday 5th of April:
2.00pm-3.00pm. Talk. Liquid Light. Join Averil Staunton author of 'Harry Clarke's Liquid Light, Stained Glass Windows of St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe', for a talk on Clarke's renowned stained-glass work. Adults. Booking required.
Saturday 5th of April:
3.00pm-5.00pm. Drop-in Activity. Music Circle Dust down that fiddle, polish that whistle and join the music circle to practice, share play tunes and songs. Adult. No booking required.
Wednesday 9th of April:
2.00pm-4.00pm. Drop-in Activity. The Way We Were. Learn about life long ago through this 'show and tell' event. An open day with members of the 'Men's
Shed' and 'The Third Age Foundation', voluntary community organisations. Family. No booking required.
04. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
HAIR HURLING BALLS: Earliest Artefacts of Our National Game
This exciting new exhibition firmly establishes the antiquity of our national game of Hurling with radio-carbon dated hurling balls from 800 years ago! The hair hurling ball collection of the National Museum of Ireland is displayed with an ancient hurling stick. These hurling balls are of matted cow-hair with a plaited horse-hair covering. This exhibition looks at these bog finds in relation to where in the country they were discovered, how they were made and the scientific analysis undertaken by the Museum. This revealed so much more than the naked eye could see... The exhibition runs until May 2014.
Other exhibitions include:
· 100 OBJECTS MUSEUM TRAIL
In a partnership between the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), the Irish Times and the Royal Irish Academy, 100 objects have been chosen by journalist Fintan O'Toole to take us through the history of people in Ireland over 7,000 years. 4 of these objects can be seen in the NMI-Country Life, Turlough Park.
· No. 81 EMPTY COOKING POT, 1845-9
· No. 82 EMIGRANT'S TEAPOT, 1850-1950.
· No. 93 BOYNE CORACLE, 1928
· No. 95 EMIGRANT'S SUITCASE, 1950s.
No. 66 CRUCIFIXION STONE, 1740 & No. 77 WICKER CRADLE, 19th & 20th Centuries are also from the NMI-Country Life's Folklife collection and are based in NMI-Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
Further details can be found on:
http://www.museum.ie/en/list/history-of-ireland-in-100-objects.aspx and on http://www.100objects.ie/
Visit http://www.museum.ie/en/exhibition-list/country-life-temporary-exhibitions.aspx for details about temporary exhibitions which are ongoing in the Museum Galleries
05. MUSEUM SHOP & CAFÉ
Museum Shop: Broad range of specialist books and Museum-branded and handcrafted gifts to suit all budgets. Further details from the Museum Shop: 094 90 31767 or E-mail: email@example.com
Museum Café: Visit the Museum Café for a wide variety of tasty and seasonal meals and snacks. Enjoy our freshly baked produce and speciality teas and coffees; the perfect complement to your museum visit. For queries and bookings contact the Museum Café: 094 928 9972 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
06. GENERAL INFORMATION
Visit http://www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx for details of the current programme of events.
Contact email@example.com if you would like to join the Museum's e-mail distribution list.
Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Museum-of-Ireland/94907090068?ref=hl
and Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMIreland.
07. MEMORY BOOK PROJECT
Your Stories - Our Histories: Memory Book Project
During your Museum visit, please take a seat at our Memory Book to record personal memories and stories related to the objects and exhibitions you have encountered in the Museum. The Memory Book form can be downloaded and returned to the Museum. This form can be completed even if you haven't been to the Museum yet as we would still like to hear your memories relating to Irish country life.
08. ON-LINE RESOURCES
Blog by the Museum's Documentation Department
The Documentation Department in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life have launched a blog as a spin off from the Museum's Inventory Project - http://turloughparkhouse.wordpress.com/. Visit this blog to get some information on objects in the Museum's collection.
Website for local heritage
www.ouririshheritage.org features articles on local history and heritage from around the country. Anyone with an interest in their local area can contribute to this website which, it is hoped, will eventually reflect the local history of the island of Ireland. Groups and organisations are welcome to promote their cultural and heritage events via the online events form.
09. MUSEUM OPENING TIMES
Museum: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 2-5pm. Closed Mondays (incl. Bank Holiday).
Museum Shop & Café: open during Museum hours with extended opening from 12pm each Sunday.
10. CONTACT DETAILS
GENERAL INFORMATION: Museum Reception: 094 903 1755
MUSEUM CAFÉ: 094 928 9972; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org