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Permanent exhibition

Cycling the Country

Free

Brown Brothers Catalogue, 1913

Featuring bicycles and cycling accessories from the collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Cycling the Country explores the history of the bicycle, and developments in design which led to the introduction of the safety bicycle - similar to the modern machine we know today.

By the 1930s bicycles became the key mode of transport in every parish in Ireland, dramatically changing the social life of ordinary people.

Memories and stories associated with cycling are recounted throughout the exhibition. Images and recollections focus on buying a bicycle, learning to ride and travelling for work and leisure. Humorous accounts include avoiding prosecution for cycling at night without lights!


 

Location:


Cycling the Country is located at:
Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31


This exhibition of bicycles and cycling accessories explores the history of the bicycle in Ireland.
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History of the bicycle in Ireland

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History of the bicycle in Ireland

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Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755