It’s always a great pleasure to visit the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina and browse the rare and valuable artifacts, including books, maps, newspapers, and other historical memorabilia, that is a treasure trove of Irish history, stretching back over 400 years.
The largest book in the Irish language ever written by a single author reveals the origins of placenames in County Mayo. The long-running study of approximately 3,500 townland and island names of Mayo was compiled by Partry resident, Dr. Fiachra Mac Gabhann RIP, and initiated in 2001. It is with great sadness we record that Dr. […]
Food will be a central focus of Féile na Tuaithe 2014 at Turlough Park, Castlebar, this May. Artisan food producers from the region will show off their fare at the West’s number one free family festival that is expected to attract 20,000 visitors to the beautiful grounds of the National Museum of Ireland – Country […]
Féile na Tuaithe, the festival that celebrates rural Ireland and its arts and crafts, will make a welcome return to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May 2014. Photo: Anthony Hickey There was huge disappointment felt throughout Co Mayo in 2011 when Féile na Tuaithe, which is […]
Students from Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey in Crossmolina have won the inaugural Jackie Clarke Collection Scholar Competition. George Madden was the winner of the Senior Cycle prize and the first Jackie Clarke Scholar. Mary Murphy won the junior prize. Organised by the Jackie Clarke Collection Teacher Advisory Group, this National Secondary School […]
Knock Museum has recognised for high standards in the management of the museum, care of collections and visitor services by the Heritage Council under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. Knock Museum has successfully reapplied for Full Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland having originally been awarded full accreditation status in 2009. Following […]