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Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo

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This Lobster pot is unusual in that it was made from heather, a material not regularly used in basket making but more robust than hazel or willow. The Gliomaigh or Lobster was once considered the poor man’s chicken.

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Lobster pot
Lobster pot made by Michael O’Malley, Murrisk, Co. Mayo. NMI Collections F:1979.23.

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Country Life

Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755