Who we are....Turas Siar is an Irish Language and Culture Research & Genealogy Centre.
Based in Erris County Mayo we provide a local history service and education based around the Irish Language. Our centre contains items of historical interest related to the Erris area and the life of the Erris people in the past.
What we do
Old Native Crafts
Journey through the Mullet
A wonderful collection of stories from old times in the Mullet
This book, Journey Through the Mullet, comes from listening to two previous generations telling us what they had heard from generations before them and how they had heard the old people sitting around the fire telling the stories of what life used to be like living on the Mullet. I remember myself as a child in the sixties back in the days when there was nothing else to do once darkness had fallen, ramblers or visitors would just lift the latch and walk in.
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Turas Siar Go Cill Mór the book
A wonderful 100 page book complete with 3 CD's
This is a transcription of audio tapes made by Pádhraic (“Pap”) Ó Murchú from Cartúr, Clochar on the Mullet Peninsula in the Erris Gaeltacht in Co. Mayo from the sixties onwards. There is a wide range of topics covered here, such as farming and fishing practices, the social conventions of the people and much more, from the old days to recent times. There is a wealth of folklore on these tapes as well and descriptions of every aspect of the lives of ordinary people in a remote Gaeltacht area over many years and several generations.
COMING UP AT TURAS SIAR
A few things we love doing.
JUST A SAMPLE OF THE TOGHER FAMILY PICTURES TAKEN FOR THE TOGHER REUNION HELD AT TURAS SIAR 2ND OCTOBER
Come to Turas Siar and see a replica of the old tester bed.
In the picture is a bolster pillow, cover and curtain around the bottom of the bed.
These were all made by Mary Ann McGinty, Iniskea Islands.
We are very grateful to P.J. and Josie McGinty for their kindness.
SECOND BOOK NOW ON SALE AT OUR CENTRE, TURAS SIAR
Our second book is now available for sale at €20 at our centre and also T and T clothing The Square, Belmullet, a few in Cuffs Centra, Main Street , Belmullet.
A book of old superstitions, old cures and traditions from popular dates throughout the year.
Including traditions around death, births and marriages, also many stories both true and relevant to old local Irish lifestyle.
This book is part 1 of severeal parts to be published in the future.
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