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Thursday 28 September 2023, 1.00pm - 1.30pm, Adults

Online talk: Wild Atlantic Voices

Free

Out on the ocean. Michael Gallagher, Clare Island. © National Museum of Ireland

Join National Museum of Ireland - Country Life curator, Noel Campbell, for an online talk exploring his work on the development of a gallery dedicated to traditional Irish boats of the Atlantic coast. 

Booking: Click here to book a place on Eventbrite for the live broadcast of this talk.

The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is currently developing a gallery at Turlough Park in Castlebar, Co. Mayo for the permanent display of a selection of traditional Irish boats and associated objects from Ireland’s Atlantic coast. To mark this year’s World Maritime Day, Noel Campbell, gallery curator, will give an illustrated talk where he will detail how his engagement with island and coastal communities is informing the gallery's content.

This special talk takes place at 1pm on Thursday, 28 September. It is a closed YouTube event with a pre-recorded talk. Booked attendees (via Eventbrite) will receive a link closer to the event to view the talk on YouTube.

About the speaker

Noel Campbell began working in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in 2001. He is a graduate of NUIG and UCD and holds a degree in history and archaeology. He is the author of A History of Castlebar: Municipal Government 1613-2014 (2014) and The History of Castlebar (2022). Noel is responsible for the Boats, Fishing, Hunting, Agriculture and Transport collections.
 


Michael Gallagher returns from fishing off Port an Chuaille, Clare Island. Michael is holding a ling in a currach he built himself. © National Museum of Ireland

 

Location:


Online talk: Wild Atlantic Voices is located at:
Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31


Gain insight into the work of museum curator Noel Campbell who is currently developing a gallery dedicated to traditional Irish boats of the Atlantic coast.

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Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

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