Anthony Candon

Read the staff profile for Anthony Candon, Manager/Keeper, Folklife.

Anthony Candon joined the Museum in 2007. He is Manager/Keeper at Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

His responsibilities encompass being the Keeper of the Folklife division and Manager of the Country Life collection/site.

Background & Career

He is a graduate of Archaeology and History from UCC and was Curator of Derry City Council’s Heritage & Museum Service prior to his appointment in the Museum.

He is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and formerly a member of the Historic Monuments Council of Northern Ireland. His interests include the changing nature and role of museums in society.


He has published several articles on pre-Norman Irish politics and society; and has also written papers on museums and heritage interpretation.