Media Releases 2008

Media and press releases from 2008


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Christmas Food fair and Open Day

Christmas Food fair and Open Day

December 08, 2008

“Tis the season to be jolly” Family fun for everyone - Christmas Food Fair and Open Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Saturday 13th December 2008 (11.00am – 5.00pm)

A Dubliners Collection of Asian Art: The Albert  Bender Exhibition

A Dubliners Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Exhibition

November 12, 2008

On Wednesday12th November, the National Museum of Ireland will officially open a new exhibition called, A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Exhibition.

The Albert Bender Exhibition - Press Call

The Albert Bender Exhibition - Press Call

November 12, 2008

Private viewing of objects collected by Albert Bender and subsequently donated to the NMI to include a rare set of Thangkas (paintings on cotton) of the Arhats (disciples) of Buddha and Four Lokapalas (Guardians) of the Four Quarters of the World from a Tibetan-Buddhist temple dating to the 18th Century. Also included are textiles associated with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), a Daoist priest’s robe from 17th/18th century China and several decorative arts objects in the areas of metalwork, ceramics and wood.

Christmas Open Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Christmas Open Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

October 31, 2008

The first ever Christmas Open Day takes place at the Museum on Saturday 13 December from 11am-5pm. Fun and entertainment is guaranteed for everyone in the family, and best of all, entry is absolutely free. Enjoy a Christmas Food Fair, Santa Claus and seasonal carol singing. Our ever popular educational workshops have a festive theme and the Museum Galleries will have a special Christmas display.

Planet Earth  - Our Place in Space: New exhibition at the National Museum Ireland – Country Life

Planet Earth - Our Place in Space: New exhibition at the National Museum Ireland – Country Life

October 30, 2008

Planet Earth: Our Place in Space, a new temporary exhibition based on the geological collections from the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History will open in the National Museum Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar next Tuesday 4 November 2008. The exhibition will run until the end of February 2009. 

World War One Day at the National Museum of Ireland  - Decorative Arts and History

World War One Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History

October 30, 2008

A day of talks and activities to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One at the National Museum of Ireland, Saturday 8th November 2008.

New Military Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland

New Military Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland

October 22, 2008

The National Museum of Ireland is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition entitled UN 50 within the Soldiers & Chiefs Exhibition at Collins Barracks.

Treasures of Today at the National Museum of Ireland

Treasures of Today at the National Museum of Ireland

September 30, 2008

A new temporary exhibition entitled   “Treasures of Today – Silver from Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1980 – 2008 ”   opens to the public on Wednesday the 1st October in The Riding School at   The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.  

The Faddan More Psalter - Ancient Book of Psalms

The Faddan More Psalter - Ancient Book of Psalms

May 20, 2008

In July 2006 one of the most significant Irish archaeological discoveries of the last few decades was made in a bog at Faddan More in north county Tipperary.

Conference Irish Women and the Vote: Suffrage and Citizenship

Conference Irish Women and the Vote: Suffrage and Citizenship

May 06, 2008

In light of the forthcoming Lisbon Referendum, the rights of Irish citizens to vote and shape Ireland’s future is extremely topical and makes an upcoming conference at the National Museum on suffrage and citizenship a timely and important event. 

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