A nostalgic look back at Donegal days of old features in a new memory collection launched by the National Museum of Ireland.
‘Happy Days and Hard Times’ has just been reissued for print due to its initial success.
The book is a series of stories contributed by the general public during their visit to the museum and draws on their experiences and memories of country life.
Included in the collection are memories from a County Donegal visitor who remembers making straw ropes with his grandfather on Inch Island.
The book is a thought provoking response to the extensive Folklife collection held at the museum.
Members of the public can still contribute memories and stories of country life to the memory book project either via the memory sheets which are available at the memory corner at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life or by downloading a memory sheet from the museum website www.museum.ie and returning it with your written memory to Joanne Hamilton, The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Copies of the book are available at any of the book shops at the 3 National Museum of Ireland sites in Dublin: Collins Barracks, Natural History and Archaeology and at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Co. Mayo.