Culture Night in Youghal 2012 featuring Pat Lynch Storyteller – Video

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Culture Night in Youghal. A night of Entertainment, Discovery and Adventure! Friday 21st September 2012

Pat and Ann Lynch provided a free tour and storytelling at Fox’s Lane Folk Museum on Culture Night in Youghal, Friday 21st September 2012. On display were the amazing collection of household goods, dating from 1850 to 1950, followed by a story telling session in the fully restored country kitchen of the period. Storyteller Pat recites a funny tongue-in-cheek poem by ‘Big Jack’ Walsh from Ballymacoda about the frugal times living in country Ireland in the early 1900’s and a lesson in recycling! Click on the video below recorded on culture night 2012.

Teresa Watkins from 'Teresa Watkins Arts and Crafts' with Pat and Ann Lynch and Catherine Matthes at Fox's Lane Folk Museum during Culture Night 2012 in Youghal, Co Cork. Pic: YOL

Teresa Watkins from ‘Teresa Watkins Arts and Crafts’ with Pat and Ann Lynch and Catherine Matthes at Fox’s Lane Folk Museum during Culture Night 2012 in Youghal, Co Cork. Pic: YOL

Fox’s Lane Folk Museum

YOUGHAL • CO CORK

Come and see how your great-grandparents coped with day to day living before the invention of indoor plumbing, electricity, and the automobile.

Step back in time into a fully furnished and equipped traditional Irish country kitchen of 100 years ago.

Located in the historic town of Youghal, Fox’s Lane Museum is a small, privately run museum, providing a fascinating display of some 600 beautifully restored gadgets that trace the evolution and development of household conveniences and appliances used in the home, during the 1850s to the 1950s.

Displays feature manually operated vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and sewing machines dating back to the 1860s, the Edison Phonograph and early gramophones. See some very interesting telephones, typewriters and radios, as well as a very wide selection of food preparation and cooking equipment.

The collection also includes old razors, blade sharpeners, Kodak cameras and stereoscopes, unusual obsolete items like button hooks, glove stretchers, curling tongs, sugar crushers, sausage makers, the cucumber straightner, hat iron, egg topper and much more.

Each item on display is clearly labeled – usually with some additional background information. To enhance the educational experience, knowledgeable tour guides are available to provide demonstrations and answer visitor questions.

Times & Admission rates

Open during High Tourist Season, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Closed for lunch – 1.OOpm to 2.OOpm. Last admission: 5.3Opm.
Open any weekday of the year by prior appointment.
Allow at least 1 hour for your visit.

Adult: €4.00 Child: €2 Family: €10 (Parents + children under 16 yrs.)

For further information contact:
Pat & Ann Lynch
Youghal Visitor Centre
North Cross Lane
Phone: 024-91145 or Youghal Tourist Office
Market Square
Youghal Youghal
Phone: 024-20170

There are interpretive display panels showing the historical background on items like washing machines, sewing machines, razors etc. We also have a small reference library on antique Domestic Appliances on site, which can be accessed if visitors require further information on any item.

Children are especially welcome when accompanied by parents or supervised by a teacher. A special questionnaire is available to help guide the tour and reinforce the learning experience for both young and old alike.

The Fox Lane Museum is a wheelchair friendly museum.

The Seanchaí – or story-teller Pat Lynch

The Seanchaí – or story-teller Pat Lynch. Pic: YOL

Pat and Ann Lynch proprietors Fox's Lane Folk Museum during Culture Night 2012 in Youghal, Co Cork. Pic: YOL

Pat and Ann Lynch proprietors Fox’s Lane Folk Museum during Culture Night 2012 in Youghal, Co Cork. Pic: YOL

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