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
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.
TOGHER REUNION COMING AT TURAS SIAR.
THERE WILL BE A TOGHER REUNION AT TURAS SIAR ON SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2016 AT 3 P.M. SO COME ALONG ALL TOGHERS AND TOGHER CONNECTIONS TO WHAT WILL BE A MEMORABLE DAY FOR YOU. THERE WILL BE A SHORT SLIDE SHOW, A TALK ON THE HISTORY OF THE LOCAL FAMILIES OF TOGHERS. FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND TWO SPECIAL GUESTS FROM USA WITH TOGHER CONNECTIONS WILL BE HERE AND THEY WOULD LOVE TO MEET MORE TOGHERS FROM THE AREA.
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 to be Launched
Look out for our second book. 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.