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01/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
From gallows, shillelaghs and manacles to the hangman’s rope! This exhibition commemorates two hundred years of law and order through objects relating to policing, crime, prisons and punishment, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable reality of Ireland’s official past.

01/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Drop into the Family Activity Area to find out about Irish traditions and folklore around Hallowe’en. Discover why we dress up in scary costumes, make bonfires, cook special food and play special games. Learn some Hallowe’en games that you can play with your family and friends and make your own mask or Hallowe’en cross to take home. Drop in activity, no booking required, art materials provided.

30/10/2014 - 30/10/2014
2-4pm
Drop-in Activity - Family
Turlough Park (Country Life)
See above for details

30/10/2014 - 30/10/2014
2-4pm
Demonstration - Families
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
How do you secure the favour of the Pagan Gods? What is life like for a sea-faring warrior? What was the most horrible thing the Vikings ate? Meet Viking characters from Montague Heritage Services who will talk you through the various aspects of life in Viking Age Dublin. Meet our coin-striking Silversmith, our fearsome Warrior and our hardworking Viking Housewife. Not quite a taste but definitely a visual feast! No booking required, partially wheelchair accessible.

30/10/2014 - 30/10/2014
2-4pm
Workshop - Families with children 6-12 yrs
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Imagine if you could make a real city, or change the one you live in - what kind of city would you make? Explore the cityscape around Collins Barracks in this workshop for families with architect and educator Orla Murphy, then create your own wonderful city plan! Part of the Beyond Pebbledash programme. Booking required, admission free and materials provided.

30/10/2014 - 30/10/2014
2-3pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring back information for the Viking god Odin. Join us to discover more about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of year and make your own spooky raven mask to take home. Halloween costumes welcome! No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible.

31/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
10am-4pm
Course - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Through the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s lacemaking provided substantial employment for Irish women. Each locality adapted a unique style or pattern often seen on collars and in church vestments. Join internationally renowned lacemaker Veronica Stuart, on a day course, to learn some new techniques. Veronica will tutor on Carrickmacross lace, Limerick lace and other Irish laces, while Anne Quinn will facilitate on crochet. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will benefit from this unique event. Booking required. 20 euro charge for course. Starter kit for beginners provided

01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
From gallows, shillelaghs and manacles to the hangman’s rope! This exhibition commemorates two hundred years of law and order through objects relating to policing, crime, prisons and punishment, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable reality of Ireland’s official past.

01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014
2-3pm
Performance - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life)
This group performance is the culmination of a series of workshops led by writer Terry McDonagh and Museum staff. Through creative-writing, poetry and storytelling, participants will have explored aging, death and loss inspired by the Museum’s collections. This event is part of a bigger project involving the Ulster Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and is funded by the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Age and Opportunity, Poetry Ireland and Mayo County Council. Booking required.

01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014
11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring back information for the Viking god Odin. Join us to discover more about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of year and make your own spooky raven mask to take home. Halloween costumes welcome! No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible.

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