Posts Tagged Achill Island

Mayo’s Heritage: Week 8

On this week’s Mayo’s Heritage we look at Country Living, Irish Livelihoods and Traditions – We start on Achill Island and learn about some of the past livelihoods, from shark fishing to amethyst mining! Then we take part of a tour of The National Museum of Country Life in Castlebar and learn about some of the traditions and attire of country life in Ireland. Your tourguides for this week’s show are Sculptor and the Director of the Customs House Art Studio in Westport John McHugh and Dr Anne O Dowd from the National Museum of Country Life.

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Mayo’s Heritage Week 6

Mayo’s Heritage Week 6: Island Life: This week we choose three very special Irish islands off the Mayo Coast as our Theme for Mayo’s Heritage – We Visit Clare Island with Poet Ger Reidy, Achill Island with John McHugh Director of the Customs House Studios and we return to Ger Reidy for our final excerpt from A Heritage Tour of Inishturk.

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