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Featured Topics

Featuring projects and topics that may not be featured extensively in the Museum Galleries.


Emigration

Emigration

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear several 19th century emigrants’ letters being read.

May Day

May Day

As in much of northern Europe, May Day in Ireland, was a celebration and welcome of the summer.

Halloween

Halloween

The festival of Samhain, the first day of winter, was marked on the 1 November.

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations

Many of these traditions and customs are represented in the National Folklife Collection which is on display in the Museum.

St. Brigid's Day

St. Brigid's Day

1st February marks Lá Fhéile Bríde or St. Brigid’s Day

Rural Childhood in the 1950s

Rural Childhood in the 1950s

A look at the daily lives of children in rural Ireland in the 1950s.

Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday

A little history and a recipe on how to make a pancake

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Some of the folklore and objects associated with Ireland's patron saint in the Collections of the National Museum of Ireland