Calendar of Events

Talks • Tours • Workshops • Seminars • Competitions

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Calendar of Events Q2 2015 NMI_CalendarOfEvents_Q2_2015.pdf (4.12 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Calendar of Events Q1 2015 COE_Q1_2015.pdf (0.85 MB, Adobe PDF) 

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01/05/2015 - 31/05/2015
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Various - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Do you know of any customs still being carried out on May Eve, May Day or during the month of May? To register your local customs on our national survey visit www.ouririshheritage.org and follow the link on the home page.

01/05/2015 - 24/05/2015
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Last chance to see this exhibition which commemorates 200 years of law and order through objects relating to policing, crime, prisons and punishment, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable reality of Ireland’s official past.

06/05/2015 - 06/05/2015
1-1.45pm
Talk - Adults
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Whether it is finding a mate or deterring a predator, animals have evolved a variety of methods of communicating, from the familiar visual or auditory to the unusual seismic or thermal to the downright bizarre such as dance! Join zoologist Donal Vaughan to discover more about the world of animal communication. Booking required, email educationarch@museum.ie or call 01 648 6332.

07/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
11am-3pm
Workshop - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
To celebrate Bealtaine in the Year of Irish Design 2015, the National Museum is delighted to welcome designer and artist Róisín Gartland who will facilitate a two-day workshop. Participants will work with expert leather-worker Róisín to create their own leather object based on ancient examples of Irish leather design. Booking required, please phone 01 6486339 or email educationarch@museum.ie. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
2:30pm - 4pm
Talk - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Join Jim Herlihy, Garda Historian, to learn how to use the police archives of an Garda Síochána, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Royal Irish Constabulary amongst others to trace you ancestors. Also bring along any policing memoribilia you have to see what history it holds. Booking required.

09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
11:30am - 1pm
Drop-in Activity - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
If you have an interest in finding out about your family history come along for free practical tips with the Mayo Genealogy Group. No booking required. New researchers welcome.

10/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
3-4pm
Tour - Adults & Young People 14yrs +
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Join Lar Joye, curator of ‘Recovered Voices: Stories of the Irish at War 1914 - 1915’ on a personal tour of this recently launched exhibition. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before talk starts.

13/05/2015 - 13/05/2015
10am - 4:30pm
Course - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts and the Museum holds examples of many different styles. Learn how to work with willow to weave your own basket with Ciaran Hogan on this one day course. Booking required. 20 euro fee, materials provided.

14/05/2015 - 14/05/2015
10am - 4:30pm
Course - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
See above for details. Booking required. 20 euro fee, materials provided.

15/05/2015 - 15/05/2015
11am - 1pm
Drop-in Activity - Adults & Children 7yrs+
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Enthusiasts and beginners alike are welcome to join the Museum knitters as they share skills, patterns and top tips. No booking required.

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