Calendar of Events

Talks • Tours • Workshops • Seminars • Competitions

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01/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
From gallows, shillelaghs and manacles to the hangman’s rope! This exhibition commemorates two hundred years of law and order through objects relating to policing, crime, prisons and punishment, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable reality of Ireland’s official past.

01/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Drop into the Family Activity Area to find out about Irish traditions and folklore around Hallowe’en. Discover why we dress up in scary costumes, make bonfires, cook special food and play special games. Learn some Hallowe’en games that you can play with your family and friends and make your own mask or Hallowe’en cross to take home. Drop in activity, no booking required, art materials provided.

31/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
10am-4pm
Course - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Through the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s lacemaking provided substantial employment for Irish women. Each locality adapted a unique style or pattern often seen on collars and in church vestments. Join internationally renowned lacemaker Veronica Stuart, on a day course, to learn some new techniques. Veronica will tutor on Carrickmacross lace, Limerick lace and other Irish laces, while Anne Quinn will facilitate on crochet. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will benefit from this unique event. Booking required. 20 euro charge for course. Starter kit for beginners provided

01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
From gallows, shillelaghs and manacles to the hangman’s rope! This exhibition commemorates two hundred years of law and order through objects relating to policing, crime, prisons and punishment, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable reality of Ireland’s official past.

01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014
2-3pm
Performance - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
This group performance is the culmination of a series of workshops led by writer Terry McDonagh and Museum staff. Through creative-writing, poetry and storytelling, participants will have explored aging, death and loss inspired by the Museum’s collections. This event is part of a bigger project involving the Ulster Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and is funded by the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Age and Opportunity, Poetry Ireland and Mayo County Council. Booking required.

01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014
11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring back information for the Viking god Odin. Join us to discover more about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of year and make your own spooky raven mask to take home. Halloween costumes welcome! No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible.

01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014
10am-4pm
Course - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
See October lace making course for details.

01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014
11am-1pm
Drop-in Activity - Age 7+
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Drop-in this mid-term break to the Discovery Zone and learn about some of the more unusual members of the handling collection during our Cabinet of Curiosities Inspectorium. Age 7+. No booking required, drop-in. Wheeelchair accessible,

01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
We’re celebrating Science Week (9th -16th November) at the Family Activity Area. Drop in to find out about the science, and the magic, behind glass-making and decoration through the Museum’s wonderful collection of glass on display. From Roman glass, made in the 2nd century BC, to glass designs made in the 21st century, check out what we have on display! Then try creating your own ’stained glass’ picture for the light to shine through! Drop-in activity, no booking required, art materials provided.

02/11/2014 - 02/11/2014
2.15 & 3.30pm
Tour - Age 7+
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Meet a zoologist and learn about all the animals hiding, from bats to creepy crawlies, in the Dead Zoo. Age 7+. No booking required, places limilited to 20, allocated on a first come basis. Not wheelchair accessible.

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