The West's biggest free family festival, Féile na Tuaithe, returns to the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life in Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May 2014.

The popular festival, supported by Mayo County Council, returns after a three year hiatus and is expected to attract up to 20,000 visitors. All attractions, demonstrations and activities at Féile na Tuaithe are a joyful celebration of the countryside and have a direct connection with the Museum's theme.

Contemporary and traditional crafts will be showcased, in demonstrations, workshops and on sale. Also, food is a central focus of Féile na Tuaithe 2014, emphasising premium quality artisan fare from the region. As well as delicious samples, tempting fare will be on sale, both to enjoy at Féile and to bring home. New this year is a series of food-themed talks in the Museum Galleries and a Meet the Makers section for both food and craft producers.

The arts are an important element and the ‘OnSight!’ art project will return to the expansive festival grounds.

 Féile na Tuaithe is the perfect opportunity to visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, and learn more about the traditions of bygone days.

Entrance to Féile as well as all attractions and demonstrations are free of charge.