Museum Greenway

An ideal day trip activity at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life


Combine a visit to the Museum of Country Life with a scenic Greenway cycle for a great day out, suitable for all of the family.

The Castlebar to Turlough Greenway, opened in 2015, is an extension of the hugely popular Great Western Greenway route.

This new section of Greenway means museum visitors can start their day with a cycle from Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, along a 10km, mainly off-road riverside path, all the way to the Museum of Country Life.

The route passes through peaceful countryside and woodland sections, with lots of interesting sites along the way. The route finishes in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park, home to the only National Museum of Ireland site outside Dublin.

Allow one hour to cycle from Castlebar to the museum and 1.5 hours to visit Ireland's National Folklife Collection. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beautifully restored gardens and historic country house at Turlough Park.

You can also take a much-deserved break in Brambles Café at the museum, which serves snacks, lunches, speciality teas, coffees and homemade desserts.

Bike hire is available in Castlebar and bicycle parking facilities are available at the museum.

Find out more about the Castlebar to Museum Greenway here.