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Sports, Leisure, Music and Education

'Build-A-Village' Plasticine game. National Folklife Collection


This collection includes a small number of sports equipment.


The leisure items are greater in number, with about 250 old records and 1,000 old books.

Tourism and Travel

There are many items relating to tourism and travel - about 45 travel posters, 80 postcards, a number of guidebooks and maps.

Consumer Technology

There is also a small collection of old radios and cameras.


The collection also encompasses items relating to children – about 70 toys, over 500 children’s books and school related items.

Further Reading

Séamas Mac Philib Come Back to Erin. The Irish Travel Poster Collection in the National Museum of Ireland, Castlebar 2007.

Brian Mac Suibhne, Cluichí agus Caitheamh Aimsire Amuigh Faoin Aer i gConamara, Indreabhán 1991.

Liam Ó Caithnia, Báirí Cos in Éirinn, Dublin 1984.

Art Ó Maolfabhail, Camán. 2,000 Years of Hurling in Ireland, Dundalk 1973.

Tom McElligot, Handball. The Game, the Players, the History, Dublin 1984.

Liam Ó Caithnia, Scéal na hIomána, Dublin 1980.

R. M. Peter, The Origins and Development of Football in Ireland, Belfast 1999.

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