Special Events for Primary

These are free special events, curriculum linked, covering a wide range of topics


A fun way to explore the Museum and Folklife collections; remember to check that the tour is suitable for your class.

All tours and activities are subject to availability.

For a quick table view of special events

Please contact the Bookings Office for more information.

 

3rd & 4th Oct: Meet the Crafters

3rd & 4th Oct: Meet the Crafters

Visit the Hoard and the Sword exhibition to view Viking era objects found in Mayo. Join Michael and Tiffany Budd, local Blacksmith and Goldsmith as they demonstrate the techniques used to create a Viking axe and silver jewellery.

12th & 13th October: Sounds of the Hearth!

12th & 13th October: Sounds of the Hearth!

Explore sounds of the Hearth through, words, percussion and rhythm in this fun-filled creative music workshop with Mary Curran, Whistle Blast Quartet.

20th October: Irish History Live

20th October: Irish History Live

Join Michael Moylan of ‘Irish History Live’ to experience everyday life in Ireland in the 1900’s. Try on clothes; check out the weapons and more in this engaging, hands-on workshop.

24th & 25th October: Spooky Shadow Puppets

24th & 25th October: Spooky Shadow Puppets

Hear about Samhain traditions, then join artist Carmel Balfe to make shadow puppets to tell your own spooky Hallowe’en tale.

26th & 27th October: Hallowe'en Masks

26th & 27th October: Hallowe'en Masks

View the scary masks on display in the Museum then join Veronika Straberger to make your own spooky mask for Hallowe’en and learn some theatrical tips and tricks.

14th & 15th November: 'A Good Word Never Broke A Tooth'

14th & 15th November: 'A Good Word Never Broke A Tooth'

Join Niall deBurca Ireland’s premier storyteller for a selection of captivating stories based on the Folkilfe collection. An opportunity not to be missed.

17th November: The Rocket Workshop

17th November: The Rocket Workshop

Houston, we have lift off! This exciting and challenging workshop simulates a realistic launch experience. Find out about the history and science of rockets, then design, build and launch a water rocket in this interactive learning experience with Science Ireland.

12th & 13th December: 'Tis the Season....to be Arty'

12th & 13th December: 'Tis the Season....to be Arty'

Be inspired by Christmas’s long ago to design and make your own festive cards and decorations in this creative workshop with artist Breda Burns.