Local Heroes

An inter-generational arts and heritage project between the National Museum of Ireland and Larkin Community College with other partners in education


This was an inter-generational arts and heritage project between the National Museum of Ireland and Larkin Community College with other partners in education. Throughout the project, students from Larkin worked with artists and historians/ museum educators and a group of older adults who attend the Lourdes Day Care Centre which is close to the school.

The project has involved puppet-making, storytelling, photography and theatre, in addition to film-making, as ways in which to explore history and heritage.

Over the three years we have learned a lot about working in partnership with a range of agencies, groups and individuals.  Many elements of this project are replicable and have direct links to a number of key strands within the new Junior Cycle curriculum.

Funding for the project came from the Museum, Larkin Community College, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD's) Creative EngagementPoetry Ireland, the National College of Art and Design and Localise Caring in the Community.

The entire project including the short films can be viewed through the community forum Our Irish Heritage.

For more information on this project contact Eimir O'Brien, Education and Outreach on 01 8816 515.