Museum Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions

Travellers' Journey

06 August - Friday 31 May 2019
Venue: National Museum of Ireland Country Life

Travellers’ Journey is an exhibition of objects, images and film exploring the rich culture and traditions the Traveller community in the west of Ireland.

The exhibition explores the heritage, history and traditions of Ireland's largest indigenous ethnic group and features objects, images and films that explore various elements of Traveller life and traditions, including craft and skills, home and nomadism, faith, belief and language.

Some of the key objects on display include a jacket worn by boxer Francis Barrett at the 1996 Summer Olympics; a model barrel top wagon; a tie belonging to Martin Ward, Tuam’s first Traveller mayor; beady pockets traditionally worn by Traveller women; and artworks by Leeane McDonagh.

The exhibition space itself has been architecturally designed to evoke a sense of journeying into a world that is both familiar and unfamiliar, with dark exterior passageways leading to subtly illuminated internal compartments containing the exhibits.

Admission Free

General DescriptionsKEY
  • Free Admission

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Turlough Park
Republic of Ireland

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