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Permanent exhibition

Hearth and Home

FREE

Explore life in traditional Irish homes in the past with information on feeding, furnishing and clothing families.

Almost all daily activities were centred around the hearth. The hearth had to be kept in good working order to cook food, clean and dry clothes, and do handwork by firelight.

This exhibition deals with building, maintaining and furnishing a house. It also explores feeding and clothing the family and the various activities associated with these processes including trades, craftsmen and craftswomen.

Location:


Hearth and Home is located at:
Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31


This exhibition deals with building, maintaining and furnishing a house. It also explores feeding and clothing the family and the various activities associated with these processes including trades, craftsmen and craftswomen.
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Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755