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Book Launch: Breaking Ground, Finding Graves – reports on the excavations of burials by the National Museum of Ireland, 1927 – 2006 (02/27/2012)

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 (01/17/2012)

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 (01/09/2012)

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 (12/01/2011)

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.

Book Launch: The Albert Bender Collection of Asian Art in the National Museum of Ireland (11/28/2011)

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”.

NEW EXHIBITION (11/28/2011)

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.

Over 1 Million Visitors to The National Museum of Ireland (11/21/2011)

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 (11/18/2011)

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.

Safe Secrets: The Story of the Coggalbeg Hoard (10/20/2011)

Community Archive Network Launch (10/20/2011)

Learning and Creativity at the National Museum of Ireland: Responding to Educational Needs (10/11/2011)

The Treasury - Celtic and Irish Christian Ireland (06/01/2011)

Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will officially open a new exhibition The Treasury – Celtic and Early Christian Ireland on Tuesday, evening 7th June at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare St, D2.

Sir Roger Casement Hat & Sword (05/19/2011)

Sir Roger Casement Hat and Sword go on Display at the National Museum for the first time since being handed over by the London Metropolitan Police

Dickie Bird (05/19/2011)

Learn more about Dickie Bird, a horse that served in the Crimean War in 1854 with the 5th Dragoon Guards and whose bones were found by archaeologists in Dublin at Clancy Barracks now on display at the National Museum of Ireland.

Photography at the National Museum of Ireland (05/09/2011)

Photography policy update

The Fighting Irish? Exploring the role of the Irish in the American Civil War (04/11/2011)

Special Weekend of events to mark the 150th Anniversary of the start of the American Civil War at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History on 16th and 17th April

Record Breaking Visitor Numbers and New Exhibitions in 2011 (03/31/2011)

The National Museum of Ireland is celebrating record breaking visitor numbers in 2010 and is announcing exciting new exhibitions for 2011.

Enjoy and Celebrate St. Patrick's Festival at the National Museum of Ireland (03/10/2011)

Enjoy and celebrate a truly traditional St. Patrick's Festival at the four sites of the National Museum of Ireland

A Question of Love at the National Museum of Ireland (02/10/2011)

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.

Halloween 2010 (10/19/2010)

Halloween events at the National Museum of Ireland, 24th-31st October 2010.

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