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Bealtaine Events at Turlough Park, Co. Mayo

See the full list of events at the Museum of Country Life to celebrate Bealtaine 2017


CRAFT DEMONSTRATION: 'Take a Dash of the Churn'

2pm, Sunday, April 30th

Join expert craftsperson Pat Broderick for a butter making demonstration. Then explore some of the many customs associated with the month of May, which was a major seasonal marker for our rural ancestors in times gone by.
This event is free but booking is required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.

EXHIBITION: 'In My Grandfather's Time'

Opening May 9th

See a beautiful exhibition of work by well-known photographer Jack Leonard (1882-1960) in Brambles Café at the museum. Jack Leonard's work captured some of the most important sporting, social and political events in the early 1900s in the west of Ireland. Admission free.


TALK: 'In My Grandfather's Time'

2.30pm, Friday, May 12th

Join Anthony Leonard for this talk on the extraordinary work of his grandfather Jack Leonard. Learn about Jack Leonard's lifetime of photography work and then share your own memories and photographs. 

This event is free but booking is required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.


TALK: DNA - The Next Step in Family History

2pm Saturday, May 13

Learn how DNA can be used to trace your family tree and hear about some fascinating success stories with the Mayo Genealogy Group. This event is free but booking is required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.


TALK: Serving Society -The Post Office in Ireland

2pm Wednesday, May 24

Come along to this talk by Stephen Ferguson, assistant secretary of An Post and curator of the An Post museum and archive. Discover how the Post Office shaped life in Ireland down through the centuries.

This event is free but booking is required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.