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Permanent exhibition

Working on Land and Water

FREE

Farmers and their families worked throughout the year to grow food and collect fuel.

They had to organise their lives around the changing seasons, ensuring that every task was completed despite the unpredictability of weather and health.

These tasks included managing livestock, cultivating potatoes and cereals, and the cutting and saving of turf. Sea and fresh water fishing were also important.

This exhibition explores these activities and deals with the various trades that supported them.
 

 

Location:


Working on Land and Water is located at:
Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31


How did rural Irish people hunt, grow and eat in the past? Explore the history of Ireland's farmers & fishermen.

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Further reading

Learn more about traditional methods of farming and fishing in Ireland

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Turlough Park,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755