The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is one of the four branches of the National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts and History, Country Life, Archaeology and Natural History.
The objects in the Irish Folklife Collections are the things that were used in everyday life mostly in rural Ireland in the century or so between the end of the Great Famine of the 1840s and the aftermath of the Second World War in the 1950s. The museum also runs an extensive temporary exhibition and learning programme.
The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is situated in the grounds of Turlough Park, Co. Mayo. The current Turlough House was designed by Thomas Newenham Deane, who also designed the Kildare Street branch of the National Museum of Ireland and was completed in 1867. It was purchased by Mayo County Council in 1991 and, following renovations and construction of an adjacent museum building, the museum opened in September 2001.