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Guided Tour: Prehistoric Ireland

Discover the artefacts left behind by Ireland’s earliest people, from the hunter-gathers and the first farmers of the Stone Age to the goldsmiths and warriors of the Bronze Age and find out what insights they can give into the lives and rituals of peoples in the distant past

Tour at a Glance 

Level 1st – 6th Class
Group Size 30 students max
Location Prehistoric Ireland Exhibition, Ground Floor, National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street.
Duration 45 minutes
Days available  Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
Times available 10:30am and 12:00pm
Accessibility This tour is wheelchair accessible. Please advise of any mobilty needs at the time of booking 



Curriculum Links 

SESE History

  • Working as an Historian
    Time and Chronology / Using Evidence / Change and Continuity / Cause and Effect / Synthesis and Communication / Empathy
  • Early People and Ancient Societies Stone Age Peoples /Bronze Age Peoples
  • Story Stories from the lives of the people in the past
  • Continuity and Change Over Time
    Homes, House and Urban Developments / Food and Farming / Literature, Arts, Crafts and Culture

Other curriculum links include

  • English Receptiveness to Language / Competence and Confidence in using Language
  • Science Working Scientifically / Questioning / Observing / Analysing



Learning Outcomes 

  • Gain a greater knowledge of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age in Ireland
  • See real artefacts created during these time periods
  • Examine how archaeology has contributed to our knowledge of prehistoric Ireland
  • Discover  the skills used by people in prehistoric Ireland to survive
  • Explore the social impact of the introduction of farming and metalworking in prehistoric Ireland