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Temporary exhibition

The Murmur of Bees

Admission free

Step into The Murmur of Bees, an exhibition where we embark on a journey into the fascinating world of Irish bees.

Did you know there are more than 100 different bee species in Ireland, but only one that makes honey? Or that bees were so important throughout Irish history, they even have their own patron saint?

Join us in celebrating the magic of Ireland’s bees, their vital role in nature, and the special bond they share with us.

Discover why Saint Gobnait holds the title of Ireland’s patron saint of bees and get a bee’s-eye view of life inside the hive.

See how bees have influenced our culture for centuries and be inspired by our ‘bee-inspired’ artworks and artefacts.

As you wander through our hives of history you may find the delicate drawing of Saint Gobnait, brought to life by the skilled hands of stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. You may also find the iconic ‘Bee Dress’ crafted by Alice Maher.

Welcome to The Murmur of Bees. May your journey be as sweet as honey as you explore the captivating influence of Irish bees on our culture and environment.

The Murmur of Bees will be on display until summer 2025. 

Browse some of our upcoming events related to this exhibition below or download the full public programme for 2024 (pdf 1MB). 


The Murmur of Bees is located at:
Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31

A new temporary exhibition exploring the captivating influence of Irish bees on our culture and environment


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Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755