Calendar of Events

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01/04/2014 - 01/05/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Last chance to see this exhibition which firmly establishes the antiquity of our national game of hurling, with radio-carbon dated hurling balls from 800 years ago! See www.museum.ie for more information.

01/04/2014 - 30/04/2014
During Opening Hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Drop into the family activity area and design some fabulous footwear! For inspiration put your best foot forward on a journey through some of the Museum’s galleries on a search for shoes, slippers and boots! Activities are free and materials are provided. Drop in activity, no booking required.

10/04/2014 - 31/12/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
The Battle of Clontarf was fought a thousand years ago - Good Friday (23rd April), 1014. The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is marking this anniversary with an exciting exhibition, officially opening from 10th April 2014. This ground-breaking exhibition will explode myths and present the evidence we have for what actually happened at Clontarf, what led up to the battle and what resulted from it. Viking and Irish weapons, typical of those used in the battle, will feature alongside hoards of precious silver objects and religious treasures. Much more recent artefacts will bring the story of Brian Boru and Clontarf right into modern times. Located on the first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

12/04/2014 - 30/04/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6-12
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Win a private tour and object handling workshop for your family and two friends, as well as Viking loot worth 50 euro from the Museum shop’s new range of Viking products! To win simply drop in, pick up one of our ‘My Favourite Object’ activity sheets from Reception, and draw your favourite artefact from our Viking Exhibition, first floor. Two age categories, 6 - 8 yrs and 9 -12 yrs. Guardians don’t forget to leave your contact details on the entry! Not wheelchair accessible.

24/04/2014 - 24/04/2014
11-12noon
Junior Activity - 3-6yrs accompanied by an adult
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Hear the story of the little red hen and friends in this interactive gallery session. Booking required.

24/04/2014 - 24/04/2014
12-12.45pm & 2-2.45pm
Tour - Age 7 plus
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Join a tour to take a look at the World’s fastest animals as they spring in to action to break records on land, air and underwater. No booking required, not wheelchair accessible.

26/04/2014 - 26/04/2014
12- 12.30pm
Talk - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
This weekend marks the centenary of the gun-running into Larne, Bangor and Donaghadee by the Ulster Volunteer Force, which was swiftly followed by the Howth gun-running in July 1914. The rifles and ammunition smuggled into Howth on board the yacht Asgard and into Kilcoole by Kelpie and Chotah would arm the Irish Volunteers in preparation for the 1916 Rising. Join Sandra Heise, curator of Historical Collections, for an illustrated talk describing these pivotal events in Irish history and their consequences. Please note that a special talk by Michael Kenny, Keeper Emeritus,entitled ’Understanding 1916’ follows at 12.40pm. Booking essential.

26/04/2014 - 26/04/2014
11am-1pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
The Vikings wore pendants and amulets based on the Norse gods in the hope that they would bring them good luck. Drop-in to learn more about the beliefs of the Vikings and make your very own Thor’s hammer pendant to take home. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible.

26/04/2014 - 26/04/2014
10am-12pm
Family Event - General
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
The history and battle re-enactment group Lord Edward’s Own will be practicing military drills from 1913-1916. Drop in to see the re-enactors dressed up in Irish Citizen Army and Irish Volunteers uniforms. Clarke Square. No booking required.

26/04/2014 - 26/04/2014
12.40- 1.10pm
Talk - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Join Michael Kenny, Keeper Emeritus and curator of the exhibition Understanding 1916 in a talk to find out about the events as they took place in that historic week, Easter 1916. Please note this talk is preceded by a talk on how the Rising was armed, with curator Sandra Heise.Booking essential.

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