Social Life & Traditions
The social life collections reveal important aspects of everyday community life, both at work and at home. These include formal and informal uses of medicine, the impact of religious and informal beliefs and practices on daily life, people’s attitudes to political issues, their working lives, sport, how our forbears relaxed and had fun, how they marked the changes of the year. The collections also cover how beliefs and customs reflected life events, especially births, marriage and death.
Ireland has a wonderfully rich musical heritage and all aspects of the music found in here are represented in the Museum's music collections. There are musical instruments, significant collections of sound recordings, recording apparatus, music books, sheets and manuscripts. They relate esp...
This section gives a brief introduction to some aspects of Social and Traditional life, including education, religion, working life, having fun and more.
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