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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.

22/10/2014 - 22/10/2014
6-9pm
Talk - All ages over 15 years old
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
As part of the Beyond Pebbledash exhibition and engagement programme, the Museum will host the "Urban Party" where 20 socially diverse voices are invited to voice their opinion on the topic "House and Home, Living in Dublin City". Our format is simple and engaging. Each speaker is requested to speak for just 3 minutes. Thus over one hour and in rapid succession each of the 20 invited speakers articulate their vision on opportunities and challenges of living in Dublin City. No booking required, admission free. For more information contact beyondpebbledash@museum.ie.

Talk - Adults
Merrion Street (Natural History)
The Museum’s Dr Leona McArdle will talk about Bray scientist RM Barrington’s work that led to the lighthouse keepers of Ireland collecting bird specimens from around the Irish coast. This special talk will explore and look at some of the rare and not normally displayed samples from this unique collection and discuss how they informed scientists about the migratory patterns of birds to Ireland. In association with the Natura natura exhibition and Dublin City Council Art Office. Wheelchair accessible. Please book at hhtp://naturanatura.eventbrite.ie, for more information please call 01 648 6339.

25/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
11am-1pm
Drop-in Activity - Age 7+
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Drop-in and meet zoologist Geraldine Breen at the Discovery Zone and get up close to some of the largest teeth and scariest skulls in the animal kingdom. Age 7 +. No booking required. Wheelchair Accessible. Drop-in.

25/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
11.30-12.30pm & 2-3pm
Workshop - Ages 8+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Explore the exciting sagas, legends and beliefs of the Vikings through shadow puppetry with artist Roisin Coyle. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible. Places limited, please book by phoning 01 648 6332 or email educationarch@museum.ie.

Talk - Adults and children 12yrs+
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Join Irish Folklife curator Rosa Meehan to explore the Museum’s collection of objects relating to traveller traditions and trade, through an illustrated talk and some handling objects. You are also invited to view these objects in the Museum’s permanent exhibition. Booking required.

Conference - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Join us for a day of talks exploring the experiences of soldiers, nurses and civilians during World War I and how the War has been commemorated across Europe and in Australia. You can also drop in and get information from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association on how to trace people that fought in the War. For a full programme go to www.museum.ie Booking essential. Tickets 10 euro full price or 7 euro concessions.

25/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
2.30-3.15pm
Tour - Age 6+
Merrion Street (Natural History)
To celebrate Dublin Elephant Month join zoologist Catherine McGuinness to learn more about elephants, including how they are linked to the legend of the cyclops! Age 6+. Places limited, please book by phoning 01 648 6307 or email educationarch@museum.ie.

26/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
2.30-3.30pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Viking Oval Brooches were a common find in many Viking burial sites across Dublin. Drop-in to find out why the Vikings were buried with their favourite belongings and make your own Viking brooch to take home. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS 2.30-3.30PM. No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible.

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