Visitors - Spending a holiday in the area is Mary Madden, Nizioli from Margate, Florida, U.S.A. She was born and raised in Turfarney with her family and went to school in Gurteen. As a young girl she emigrated to America. The night before she went there was a house dance in Mary’s home where all the neighbours gathered to say a sad goodbye. Mary did very well in America. She married and some years ago her good husband passed away. Mary will always come home on holidays and loves her native home. She cannot believe the changes everywhere. She visited Galway where her father came from.
Museum - The very famous and historical Agricultural Museum is open to the public for the Summer months of June, July, August and September. A very worthwhile visit with so much history to be learned about the place. Opening hours are weekends and Bank Holidays from 2 to 5 p.m. Weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An insight can be got as to how the inmates lived and were treated in the famine years. Visitors will be given guided tours by local staff who are really knowledgeable. The Museum holds a wealth of household and agricultural artifacts. Tours and school tours welcome. For more information contact Trevor on (086) 8296685.