Understanding 1916 - Approaching 2016 (
A special day of talks and debate at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History to mark the 96th anniversary of the Easter Rising
28th April 2012
Look to the Light: Lantern Sculptures at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life (
Visitors to the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life are in for a surprise as there are some interesting new residents among the Museum’s folklife collection…
Minister Deenihan attends National Museum of Ireland to accept the Museum’s most recent acquisitions from Kerry based wood turner artist Earl Allgrove (
Press Release issued by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
‘What We Do at the Dead Zoo’ (
‘What We Do at the Dead Zoo’ is a day of special drop-in activities taking place on Saturday 14th April between 10am and 4pm. This is the first ever open day in the Natural History Museum.
May on Our Doorstep:New National Survey (
May on Our Doorstep: Collaborative Heritage Project between the National Museum of Ireland & Linenhall Arts Centre
The National Museum of Ireland-Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo is undertaking a collaborative heritage project with the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. May On Our Doorstep is a celebration of traditional May customs combining a visual arts project, two exhibitions and an opportunity for online participation from the public. We are inviting people to share their memories of May Days Past and to contribute to a national survey which aims to find out how and where people are still ‘welcoming the summer’ in the 21st century.
Headline: Ancient humans brought red deer to Ireland (
The origin of most Irish animals is uncertain and one of the most iconic species, the red deer is most controversial: was this species native or introduced? In a new study that will be published online on 30th March 2012 in the scientific journal Quaternary Science Reviews, a multinational team of researchers from Ireland, Austria, UK and USA have answered this question. By comparing DNA from ancient bone specimens to DNA obtained from modern animals, the researchers discovered that the Kerry red deer are the direct descendants of deer present in Ireland 5000 years ago.
Rhinoceros horn in the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History (
The National Museum of Ireland has taken the regrettable decision to remove all rhinoceros horn from exhibition. Rhino horn is being poached in the wild at an increasing rate and thieves have stolen horns from exhibits in a number of museums in the last year. This increased risk to specimens on display in the Natural History Museum has been tackled by the removal of trophy heads from exhibition and the removal of horns from the large pieces of taxidermy on open display. These will be replaced by replica horns.
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION FOR POST-PRIMARY STUDENTS (
The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is inviting secondary school students to enter a photography competition, ‘Power & Privilege Today.’
Closing date for receipt of entries is 25 May 2012.
THE OUGHTERARD CULTURE & HERITAGE GROUP: RECENT WINNERS AT THE GALWAY CO. HERITAGE AWARDS (
The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar extends best wishes to the Oughterard Culture & Heritage Group who were recent runners-up in the Galway County Heritage Awards.
POWER & PRIVILEGE TODAY (
POWER & PRIVILEGE TODAY: A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION FOR POST-PRIMARY STUDENTS
The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life challenges secondary students to capture the image that they think best conveys the idea of ‘Power & Privilege Today’ in 2012. Is it a big house, a new car, or the latest pair of trainers -or is it something more subtle? Closing date 25 May '12.
Landowner Prosecuted for Destruction of Ring Fort in Co. Kerry (
A landowner was sentenced today, 2 March 2012, on charges arising from the destruction of a ring fort on his land at Clashmelcon, Causeway, Co Kerry. Mr John O’Mahony was fined €25,000 at a sitting of Tralee Circuit Criminal Court before Mr Justice Carroll Moran.
Tribute paid to Dr. Patrick Wallace, Director of National Museum of Ireland (
Dr. John O’Mahony, S.C., Chairman, on behalf of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland has paid a very high tribute to Dr. Patrick Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland who retires today, Wednesday, February, 29th.
Book Launch: Breaking Ground, Finding Graves – reports on the excavations of burials by the National Museum of Ireland, 1927 – 2006 (
Dr. Pat Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland, is pleased to announce the launch of a new book titled Breaking Ground, Finding Graves – reports on the excavations of burials by the National Museum of Ireland, 1927 – 2006.
Forgotten Object - Children's Competition (
Forgotten Objects Children's Competition at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Closing date for receipt of entries 23 March '12. An entry form, signed by a teacher, must accompany each work.
Over 1 Million Visitors to The National Museum of Ireland in 2011 (
The total visitor figures to the 4 sites of the National Museum of Ireland for 2011 is 1,096,027 which was not only a 10% increase on 2010 but also the highest figure ever for visits to the Museum. The reasons for this increase were public programming, the exhibitions and galleries but also Free Admission which given the current economic climate, means everyone can visit the museum regardless of income.
Christmas at the National Museum of Ireland (
If you are visiting Dublin or Mayo over the festive period, why not consider taking a step back in time and spend a day exploring the National Museum of Ireland’s four sites.
NEW EXHIBITION (
Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will officially open a new exhibition titled Reconstructed Rooms : Four Centuries of Furnishings on Thursday, 10th November at 5.00 p.m. at the National Museum of Ireland – Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.
Book Launch: The Albert Bender Collection of Asian Art in the National Museum of Ireland (
Dr. Patrick Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland, is pleased to announce the launch of a new book titled “The Albert Bender Collection of Asian Art in the National Museum of Ireland”.
Over 1 Million Visitors to The National Museum of Ireland (
Dr. Patrick Wallace, Director, National Museum of Ireland, has welcomed the achievement of over 1 million visitors so far this year. This represents an increase of 10% on the total visitor numbers to the Museum in 2010. This is in keeping with the increase in travel figures which show an increase of 10% of visitors to Ireland in the first nine months of 2011.
Moving Statues at the National Museum of Ireland- Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks (
Roll up, roll up to Collins Barracks this weekend!(18th/19th November) We’re hosting a show called ‘Moving Statues’, which is the culmination of a community project with North Inner City Dublin school Larkin Community College, the Lourdes Day Care Centre and theatre director Mikel Murfi.