Féile na Tuaithe

Féile na Tuaithe festival, which celebrates rural life, attracts more than 20,000 people to the village of Turlough over two days each summer.

The free festival is now being run in partnership with Mayo County Council and takes place on May 24 and 25.

Tony Candon, manager at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, said the festival will include a refreshed and updated programme with a more diverse range of exhibitions and attractions than in previous years, including a sizeable craft food exhibition.

“We look forward to working with the National Museum of Ireland and all of the other stakeholders to make this a significant success, which will become an annual feature in the national calendar,” he said.

Féile na Tuaith is a celebration of traditional, rural, life. It showcases traditional crafts and skills as well as demonstrating how they continue to be used and adapted in contemporary times.

Exhibitions and events include beekeeping, working dog demonstrations, blacksmithing, wood turning, pottery making, a craft food producers’ area, and family entertainment.

FIBKA will be a headline exhibit and will be supported by Westport Beekeepers, Connemara Beekeepers, Ballyhaunis Beekeepers and Mayo Beekeepers

Here are some pictures form the 2014 festival!

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