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V Beach, 25th April, 1915: “the Dubsters”. (04/23/2015)

Two Irish Regiments of the British Army were chosen to be part of the hazardous first landing at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. Soldiers of the Royal Munster Fusiliers and Royal Dublin Fusiliers were packed into the converted collier, River Clyde, and into open boats rowed by sailors. Both units where serving in India when the war started.

Gala launch for Féile na Tuaithe 2015 (04/21/2015)

The biggest free family festival in the West of Ireland, it is expected to attract up to 25,000 people over Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May

National Museum of Ireland attracts record number of visitors in first quarter of 2015 (04/17/2015)

Latest figures indicate that the National Museum of Ireland has attracted the highest number of visitors - over 230,000 - to its four public sites to the end of March this year, an increase of 11% on the same period last year.

3D Virtual Visit to the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History Goes Online (04/10/2015)

The National Museum of Ireland has partnered with Novegen Ltd. (www.novegen3d.com) who have generously sponsored a 3D Virtual Visit to the four floor levels of the Natural History Museum, on Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

National Museum of Ireland announces details of its 1916 Public Programme (04/01/2015)

The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) has announced details of its year-long public programme to commemorate the Easter Rising 1916 and the centenary of the First World War.

Exhibition Opening: Recovered Voices – Stories of the Irish at War 1914 - 1915 (01/28/2015)

This is a major contribution to the Decade of Centenaries programme. The exhibition unveils the complexity of the Great War and its remembrance in Ireland by showing the huge variety of ways in which Irish men and women were personally involved.

Photocall Notice - Exhibition Official Launch: Recovered Voices – The Stories of the Irish at War 1914 – 1915 (01/26/2015)

Photocall for the Exhibition Official Launch: Recovered Voices – The Stories of the Irish at War 1914 – 1915

A Question of Love at the National Museum of Ireland (01/26/2015)

In the spirit of Saint Valentine, embark on a romantic journey through the ages and take an affectionate look at all things governed by the heart at the National Museum of Ireland.

PHOTO CALL - Launch of City Makers exhibition (12/15/2014)

City Makers is an exhibition of work created as part of the Beyond Pebbledash Engagement with Architecture Programme.

City Of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival 2014 (12/11/2014)

Slí An Chroí and Complex Productions are delighted to once again produce the 5th annual Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration, now bigger and better than ever.

Statement: National Museum of Ireland (12/09/2014)

The Board of the National Museum of Ireland welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, that she has secured an agreement with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, to provide additional funding for the National Cultural Institutions including the National Museum of Ireland.

Statement: National Museum of Ireland (12/05/2014)

The National Museum of Ireland would like to clarify that reports in today’s media that the Museum’s four sites face imminent closure or that entry charges are to be introduced are incorrect.

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life has been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2014 (12/03/2014)

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo has been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2014.

Over 1 million visitors to the National Museum of Ireland (11/26/2014)

Over 1 million visitors (1,018,210) have visited the 4 sites of the National Museum of Ireland since the start of this year, confirming it as Ireland’s most visited national cultural institution. This is the fourth consecutive year in which the Museum has attracted over 1 million visitors.

Forthcoming Book Launch: EILEEN GRAY - Her Work and Her World, by Jennifer Goff (11/25/2014)

Revered in design circles, celebrated and decorated in France - and latterly acknowledged in the country she called her own all her life – Eileen Gray is utterly remarkable both in terms of her life-story and her life’s work.

Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections for a unique exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (11/19/2014)

IMMA has invited internationally renowned artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland.

Special Event marking the centenary of the start of World War One (11/13/2014)

‘All For the Dead Man's Penny’ – the story of one Donegal man who responded to the call to arms in World War One. With world-renowned storyteller Liz Weir and musician Ciaran Mulholland

Recent Book Launch: The Cross of Cong A Masterpiece of Medieval Irish Art (11/13/2014)

The Cross of Cong can be considered to be one of Ireland’s most magnificent treasures, representing the conclusion of a long tradition of distinctively Irish church metalwork.

Statement: National Museum of Ireland (10/31/2014)

Friday, 31 October 2014: The Board of the National Museum of Ireland is considering a number of options to address serious funding challenges which the Museum will face in 2015.

Meta-perceptual Helmets at the Dead Zoo (10/30/2014)

Artists Cleary Connolly have spent several years developing an extraordinary series of helmets, art that can help us to explore these and other mysteries of visual perception. The artworks are inspired by early 20th Century experiments in perceptual adaptation, and the complex optics were developed over eighteen months by Cleary Connolly in consultation with research institutes in Paris and Montreal , through funding from the Arts Council.

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