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Commemoration of the first Dáil and launch of the Irish War of Independence (03/05/2009)

Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the first Dáil and the launch of the Irish War of Independence by visiting the National Museum of Ireland.

A new interactive discovery gallery at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

New interactive discovery gallery opens at the National Museum of Ireland on Thursday 5 March 2009.

The anniversary of Daniel O’Connell’s famous duel (03/05/2009)

Mark the anniversary of Daniel O’Connell’s famous duel by visiting the Blaze Away exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.

A Question of Love at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

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.

New exhibition examining duelling opens at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

A new exhibition entitled Blaze Away Officially opens to the public on Thursday 4 December 2008 at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Eileen Gray exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland (03/05/2009)

In a week when Eileen Gray has cemented her place as one of the most important designers of the 20th century, it is worth remembering that the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks holds a permanent collection devoted to this Wexford-born designer and that admission to the Museum is completely free.

A special live performance and lecture for the Medieval Lecture Series (03/05/2009)

Traditional Singer from Queen’s University, Belfast gives live performance and lecture as part of the Medieval Lecture Series at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street.

Last chance to see the temporary exhibition entitled “Treasures of Today – Silver from Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1980 – 2008 ” (03/05/2009)

Last chance to see the temporary exhibition entitled “Treasures of Today – Silver from Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1980 – 2008 ” which closes on Sunday 18 January 2009 at The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb, Dublin 7.

Christmas Food fair and Open Day (12/08/2008)

“Tis the season to be jolly” Family fun for everyone - Christmas Food Fair and Open Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Saturday 13th December 2008 (11.00am – 5.00pm)

The Albert Bender Exhibition - Press Call (11/12/2008)

Private viewing of objects collected by Albert Bender and subsequently donated to the NMI to include a rare set of Thangkas (paintings on cotton) of the Arhats (disciples) of Buddha and Four Lokapalas (Guardians) of the Four Quarters of the World from a Tibetan-Buddhist temple dating to the 18th Century. Also included are textiles associated with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), a Daoist priest’s robe from 17th/18th century China and several decorative arts objects in the areas of metalwork, ceramics and wood.

‘A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Exhibition’ (11/12/2008)

On Wednesday12th November, the National Museum of Ireland will officially open a new exhibition called, A Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art: The Albert Bender Exhibition.

Science Week at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (11/03/2008)

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar will run a variety of events as part of this month’s Science Week, which is running throughout the country from 9-16 November. These events include a new temporary exhibition looking at Planet Earth, and a range of activities for primary and post-primary students.

Christmas Open Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (10/31/2008)

The first ever Christmas Open Day takes place at the Museum on Saturday 13 December from 11am-5pm. Fun and entertainment is guaranteed for everyone in the family, and best of all, entry is absolutely free. Enjoy a Christmas Food Fair, Santa Claus and seasonal carol singing. Our ever popular educational workshops have a festive theme and the Museum Galleries will have a special Christmas display.

World War One Day at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History (10/30/2008)

A day of talks and activities to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One at the National Museum of Ireland, Saturday 8th November 2008.

Planet Earth - Our Place in Space: New exhibition at the National Museum Ireland – Country Life (10/30/2008)

Planet Earth: Our Place in Space, a new temporary exhibition based on the geological collections from the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History will open in the National Museum Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar next Tuesday 4 November 2008. The exhibition will run until the end of February 2009.

New Military Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland (10/22/2008)

The National Museum of Ireland is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition entitled UN 50 within the Soldiers & Chiefs Exhibition at Collins Barracks.

Treasures of Today at the National Museum of Ireland (09/30/2008)

A new temporary exhibition entitled “Treasures of Today – Silver from Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1980 – 2008 ” opens to the public on Wednesday the 1st October in The Riding School at The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.

The Faddan More Psalter - Ancient Book of Psalms (05/20/2008)

In July 2006 one of the most significant Irish archaeological discoveries of the last few decades was made in a bog at Faddan More in north county Tipperary.

Conference Irish Women and the Vote: Suffrage and Citizenship (05/06/2008)

In light of the forthcoming Lisbon Referendum, the rights of Irish citizens to vote and shape Ireland’s future is extremely topical and makes an upcoming conference at the National Museum on suffrage and citizenship a timely and important event.

Departure of the Sea stallion Dublin’s Viking Warship (05/01/2008)

What? Why not join us at the National Museum, Collins Barracks to pay a final farewell to this Viking Warship before she sets sail for Denmark

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