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2pm and 3pm, Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 February2024, All ages

Guided tours: St Brigid and the Irish Folklife Collection

Admission free | No booking required

Four-armed St Brigid's Cross from the Irish Folklife Collection

February 1 marks Lá Fhéile Bríde or St Brigid’s Day and there are many traditions and customs associated with this feast-day, dedicated to Ireland's only female patron saint. 

St Brigid's Day (and the older Celtic festival of Imbolc) was an important seasonal marker in folk tradition - signifying the start of spring, new life, fertility and growth.

There will be free guided tours of the Irish Folklife Collection at 2pm and 3pm on both days on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 February, with a focus on objects, customs and traditions associated with St. Brigid.

The Museum has an ongoing display that explores St. Brigid's Day customs as well as a special temporary display of St Brigid's Crosses, to demonstrate the regional styles and variations throughout Ireland and the different materials used.

This is a free event, suitable for all ages. No booking required.  


Guided tours: St Brigid and the Irish Folklife Collection is located at:
Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31

Learn about the NMI_Country Life collections with a focus on St Brigid's Day customs and traditions.

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Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755