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‘Catch Up On Culture’ at the National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland is pleased to be supporting this year’s Catch Up on Culture Week, organised by the Irish Museums Association, running from 17 to 24 May 2009.

A full and varied programme will take place at all of the National Museum sites during this week, including Nualla Hayes performing ‘The Wisdom of the Auld Ones’ at Collins Barracks.

The week co-incides with some other interesting events celebrated by the National Museum of Ireland, including Drawing Day on 23 May, celebrated through events in Collins Barracks and Kildare Street, and Turlough Park’s annual Féile na Tuaithe, the biggest free family festival in the west of Ireland. The two-day celebration of country life and traditions takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2009.

Lorraine Comer, Head of Education at the National Museum of Ireland, commented “the National Museum of Ireland provides free and enjoyable experiences, and we’d encourage our visitors to use them more frequently.”

This is also a good opportunity to catch up with the National Museum of Ireland’s collections, including an exhibition devoted to the collections of Eileen Gray, the Wexford-born designer, an exhibition bringing us face to face with our ancestors with ‘Kingship & Sacrifice’ or visit the Moylough Belt Shrine, currently on display at Turlough Park.

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