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[Press Release] ‘Prosperous Crozier’ goes on exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland

[Press Release] ‘Prosperous Crozier’ goes on exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland

November 14, 2018

Thousand-year-old pastoral staff considered a very significant artefact. Crozier moves to the National Museum from Clongowes Wood College, where it has been for 180 years. 

[Press-release] Donegal Gold goes on display at the National Museum of Ireland

[Press-release] Donegal Gold goes on display at the National Museum of Ireland

October 19, 2018

The hoard of gold, which goes on public display at the National Museum of Ireland from today, is among the heaviest hoards of gold on record to be discovered in Ireland.

Conference - Deeds not Words? Assessing a Century of Change

Conference - Deeds not Words? Assessing a Century of Change

October 16, 2018

As part of the programme marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, the National Museum – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks hosts the ‘Deeds not Words? Assessing a Century of Change’ conference bringing together a broad range of academics, historians and writers to explore those changes and advancements in Irish society, particularly for women over the last 100 years.

Medieval Period Gold Ring Brooch to go on loan

Medieval Period Gold Ring Brooch to go on loan

October 02, 2018

Medieval Period Gold Ring Brooch found near Dingle to go on loan to Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry

 

New exhibition explores devastating Spanish Flu outbreak 100 years ago

New exhibition explores devastating Spanish Flu outbreak 100 years ago

September 10, 2018

The Enemy Within – The Spanish Flu in Ireland 1918-19, a new exhibition on the Spanish Flu that swept across Ireland 100 years ago, will be opened tomorrow at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life in Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

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Photocall Notice: "Grow your Story" as part of the National Heritage Week at the National Museum of Ireland

August 17, 2018

At the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, visual artist Claire Halpin will host a street-art workshop in Clarke Square, entitled ‘Grow Your Story’, where families will create a huge family tree drawing on the square itself.

 

National Museum announces its programme of events for National Heritage Week 2018

National Museum announces its programme of events for National Heritage Week 2018

July 18, 2018

As part of National Heritage Week 2018, the National Museum of Ireland announces twenty free public events at its four sites in Dublin and Mayo.

President launches new exhibition exploring Traveller life and traditions in the west of Ireland

President launches new exhibition exploring Traveller life and traditions in the west of Ireland

July 10, 2018

Travellers’ Journey is the NMI’s most significant exhibition to date focussed on Traveller culture and has been co-curated with Traveller organisations in the west of Ireland.

Prehistoric gold artefacts discovered in County Donegal

Prehistoric gold artefacts discovered in County Donegal

June 28, 2018

The National Museum of Ireland received a report on Tuesday 26 June 2018 of the discovery of significant artefacts in County Donegal, which appear to date from the Bronze Age.

[Press-release] What’s the Story in Dublin 7?

[Press-release] What’s the Story in Dublin 7?

June 21, 2018

'Stories Between Us' is an intergenerational learning arts project which will develop a memory box of objects that represent and inspire the telling of stories about Grangegorman and the local Dublin 7 area. This project is curated by Janine Davidson and brings together the National Museum of Ireland, St Gabriel’s National School, Henrietta St Adult Education (HACE), and the Phibsboro Retirement Group.

 

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