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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.

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.

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

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.

Soldiers and Civilians - Experiences and Memories of the First World War (10/15/2014)

With a range of speakers from Ireland and abroad, we’ll focus on the experiences of the First World War, not just from an Irish viewpoint, but from the Turkish, British and German perspectives, and look at how the War has been commemorated across Europe in the centenary year of the start of the conflict.

National Museum of Ireland shows Art in Education Charter in action. (10/02/2014)

An exciting exhibition of second level students’ arts work, entitled Creative Engagement, is being held in the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, this weekend, October 4. The arts exhibition is a partnership between the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the National Museum of Ireland.


Archaeological human remains were discovered in a Co. Meath bog over the weekend. The discovery was reported to the National Museum of Ireland by Bord Na Móna workers at Rossan bog.

Revenue donates significant collection of postage stamps to National Museum and launches fiscal stamp exhibition in Revenue Museum (09/16/2014)

Revenue Chairman, Josephine Feehily, today (16/09/14) formally donated an extremely significant and valuable collection of postage stamps on behalf of Revenue to the National Museum of Ireland. Ms. Feehily also opened an exhibition in the Revenue Museum bringing a visual history of Irish fiscal stamps produced by Revenue to public attention.

‘Stitches in Time: Fashion inspired by the Soldiers & Chiefs Exhibition’ (09/12/2014)

Dress designs inspired by gas-masks, 18th century soldier’s helmets, rifles and a WWI parachute are among a dozen truly amazing garments on display at the National Museum at Collins Barracks.

Culture Night at The National Museum of Ireland - 19th Sept. 2014 (09/11/2014)

There are a number of reasons to visit any of the 4 sites of The National Museum of Ireland on Culture Night.

Beyond Pebbledash (08/27/2014)

This project includes the ‘construction’ of a pebbledash house in the central Square of one of Dublin’s National Museums, the launch of a book and a public engagement programme, targeting young people and Transition Year students.

Remembering World War 1 At The National Museum of Ireland (07/29/2014)

Now is an opportunity to visit The National Museum of Ireland where you can see a section in our military history wing which is dedicated to World War 1. Visitors interested in this period of our history can explore more in the award-winning exhibition, ‘Soldiers and Chiefs’, which is on display at Collins Barracks.

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