a top-class exhibition on country life, a Victorian gem & a modern masterpiece 

The Museum of Country Life is located in Turlough Village in co. Mayo. It was opened in 2001 and is the only national museum outside of Dublin. Turlough House was built in 1867 to the designs of  Thomas Newenham Deane (who also designed the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street in Dublin). Turlough Park was the home of the Fitzgerald family, to whom the estate was granted under the Cromwellian land settlements of the mid-seventeenth century. Beside the house is an ultra-modern award-winning display building that was created by the architectural branch of the Office of Public Works.