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Related Education Programmes
The Education and Outreach Department of the National Museum Of Ireland – Country Life run a variety of programmes relating to religion and calendar customs. These include a variety of seasonal workshops, talks and demonstrations relating to aspects of the calendar year. For example, there are butter-making demonstrations held in May and workshops on making harvest knots, cailleachs and St. Brigid’s Crosses are organised. In addition a tour entitled Patrons and Patterns is also available on request.