A world without nightly soap operas, football or a film for enjoyment may seem hard to imagine, but perhaps we are the ones who are lacking the proper home-spun entertainment enjoyed by our Irish ancestors. In days gone by, long nights in Ireland were passed by attending airneán or going "ag bothantiocht", in what was known as a rambling house. These were houses where friends and neighbors congregated for gossip, storytelling and perhaps the odd song and dance, late into the night.These houses served an important function in the days before radio, television and modern transport. We have rambling houses to thank for ensuring much traditional lore, stories and music were passed on from generation to generation. Join us at the museum for our own rambling house and an informal music and song session by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
Bring your party piece or instrument! Refreshments provided. Audience participation welcome. Donations appreciated.