Museum of Country Life

  • Either the road is too low or the newly installed ramps in the village of Turlough, Castlebar are too high – but either way they will cause an accident and are at present causing grave concern to many motorists. That’s the view of Independent Castlebar councillor, the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District, Michael Kilcoyne. The Cathaoirleach raised concerns over the development at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.

    Cllr Kilcoyne echoed what many people using the route are saying about the new ramps  –located along the old Castlebar to Turlough road.

    The recently installed ramps, located either side of the main entrance into the Museum of Country Life in Turlough are not adequately signposted, and in addition appear simply too high for many vehicles, the councillor claimed.

     The Cathaoirleach told Midwest News today that he is aware of cases where buses have got  stuck on the ramp and ended up literally see-sawing over the them.

  • A new exhibition of cherished objects from members of the public has opened today at the National Museum of Country Life at Turlough, Castlebar.

    The exhibition arises out of the RTE television programme “National Treasures”, where John Creedon and a team of curators travel the country, assessing a mix of objects put forward by the public as “national treasures”.

    The final episode in the 4-part series will be aired this Sunday evening at 6.30 on RTE One television.

    Thousands of people across the country have brought forward their treasured objects, and about 70 of these have been selected for the final exhibition, which reflect various chapters, themes and moments from Ireland’s social history over the past century.


    The exhibition will be on display at the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough until the end of August.