Calendar of Events

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01/07/2015 - 31/07/2015
During Opening Hours
Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
This exhibition explores the stories of 19th century young female Irish emigrants alongside those of eight women who have recently immigrated to Mayo. Every migrant journey is unique, yet there are shared experiences of isolation and loneliness but also of adaptation and adventure.

01/07/2015 - 31/07/2015
Museum Opening Hours July
Various - Families
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Discover the Museum’s displays with a copy of ’Summer Sun’ from the Seaonal Activity Sheet Trail series. From Camels to Crabs and Sharks to Porcupine, discover who lives where and what makes them perfect for their lifestyles. Don’t forget to bring a pencil! Copies of Activity sheets are on display near the Giant Deer display.

01/07/2015 - 31/07/2015
During Opening Hours
Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
The On Sight Trail around the grounds of Turlough Park, will run until September 2015. The theme is ’Welcome to the Stranger: Migrant People, Places and Spaces’. On Sight is a collaboration between the Museum of Country Life, Mayo County Council Arts Office, Mayo Arts Squad and independent artists. Pick up a map for this popular art trail at Reception or online at www.museum.ie.

01/07/2015 - 31/07/2015
During Opening Hours
Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Back by popular demand! This exhibition firmly establishes the antiquity of our national game of hurling, with radio-carbon dated hurling balls from 800 years ago!

29/07/2015 - 29/07/2015
2.30pm-4.30pm
Drop-in Activity - Age 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Banners and flags were often used by both the Irish and the Vikings in battles. Drop-in and recreate your own banner based on the symbols and shapes of the Vikings or the Gaels! Located next to the Treasury exhibition, ground floor. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible.

29/07/2015 - 31/07/2015
11am - 1pm
Workshop - Children 11yrs +
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Join artist and On Sight participant Mark Rode to explore the museum collections from a different perspective. Using the exhibitions as inspiration, design and create your own piece of artwork completely from recycled materials. Booking required.

Tour - Adults & children 7yrs+
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Every migrant journey is unique, yet there are shared experiences. Join Curator Rosa Meehan to explore stories of migration through a tour of our new temporary exhibition and gain insights into the Irish migrant journey to the US in the 19th century and of migrants who, from around the world, have made their home in Mayo. Booking required.

01/08/2015 - 31/08/2015
During Opening Hours
Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Back by popular demand! This exhibition firmly establishes the antiquity of our national game of hurling, with radio-carbon dated hurling balls from 800 years ago!

01/08/2015 - 31/08/2015
During Opening Hours
Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
The On Sight Trail around the grounds of Turlough Park will run until September 2015. The theme is ’Welcome to the Stranger: Migrant People, Places and Spaces’. On Sight is a collaboration between the Museum of Country Life, Mayo County Council Arts Office, Mayo Arts Squad and independent artists. Pick up a map for this popular art trail at Reception or online at www.museum.ie.

01/08/2015 - 30/09/2015
Museum Opening Hours
Various - Families
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Discover the Museum’s displays with a copy of ’Busy Bees’ from the Seaonal Activity Sheet Trail series. Find out which birds are arriving and leaving by air and which fish are leaving by sea as autumn arrives. Don’t forget to bring a pencil. Copies of Activity sheets are on display near the Giant Deer display.

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