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Workshop: Kingship and Sacrifice - The Bog Bodies

Visit the Kingship and Sacrifice Exhibition as part of this workshop and learn all about what archaeologists and scientists can learn from Ireland’s mysterious Bog Bodies. Examine the unique properties of Ireland’s bogs and their importance to archaeological research. Find out more about clothes and regalia worn by kings for special ceremonies and make you own replica of the arm ring worn by Old Croghan Man.

Workshop at a Glance

Level  1st - 3rd Year, Transition Year
Group Size  Designed for groups of 30 max
Duration 75 mins
Location Kingship and Sacrifice Exhibition, Ground Floor and Learning Resource Room, First Floor, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street
Days available Wednesdays during term time
Time available 10:15am
Accessibility This workshop is not wheelchair accessible but it can take place on the ground floor. If your class has special mobility needs please let us know at the bookings stage. 



Curriculum Links 

Junior Cert History

  • The Nature of History
    Working with Evidence / Developing Historical Consciousness / Acquiring ‘the big picture’ 
  • The History of Ireland
    Thinking historically - explain the relevance of archaeology to their understanding of Irish history, citing local examples, where appropriate

Junior Cert Science 

  • Statement of Learning 
    Values the role and contribution of science and technology to society and their personal, social and global importance 

Statements of Learning for Junior Cert 

  • Values local, national and international heritage, understands the importance of the relationship between past and current events and the forces that drive change.
  • Communicates effectively using a variety of means in a range of contexts
  • Appreciates and respects how diverse values, beliefs and traditions have contributed to the communities and culture in which he/she lives
  • Creates and presents artistic works and appreciates the process and skills involved

Key Skills for Junior Cert 

  • Managing information and thinking
  • Communicating
  • Staying well - Being positive about learning 

Transition Year 

  • Teaching methods and approaches
  • Study visits and field trips
  • Activity based learning