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Family donate uilleann pipes of legendary musician Leo Rowsome

Family donate uilleann pipes of legendary musician Leo Rowsome

March 29, 2018

Leo Rowsome remembered as a master musician, maker and teacher during donation ceremony at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History 

Museum of Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks open as usual during renovation work

Museum of Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks open as usual during renovation work

March 22, 2018

After three centuries of serving as a barracks and then as a museum, Collins Barracks needed some renovation work to ensure its longevity.

New glass exhibition explores history and legacy of Waterford Crystal in Ireland

New glass exhibition explores history and legacy of Waterford Crystal in Ireland

March 13, 2018

Glass artist Róisín de Buitléar explores Ireland's glass tradition with Waterford Crystal glass masters in CAUTION! Fragile, Irish Glass - Tradition in Transition

Marking the Centenary of Women's Suffrage at the National Museum of Ireland in 2018

Marking the Centenary of Women's Suffrage at the National Museum of Ireland in 2018

February 09, 2018

The National Museum of Ireland outline a programme of events and initiatives that will commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage and universal suffrage in 2018. 

Shrove Tuesday: A festival of pancakes and love

Shrove Tuesday: A festival of pancakes and love

February 08, 2018

For our rural ancestors, Shrove Tuesday was one of the most favourable dates of the year to marry

Age-old St. Brigid’s Day traditions at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Age-old St. Brigid’s Day traditions at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

January 26, 2018

Feast day of this fifth century saint traditionally signalled the start of spring

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life shares travel poster collection online

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life shares travel poster collection online

January 24, 2018

Travel posters show the romantic Ireland which marketers were keen to promote throughout the 1900s

Ms Lynn Scarff appointed as new Director of the National Museum of Ireland

Ms Lynn Scarff appointed as new Director of the National Museum of Ireland

January 17, 2018

The Board of the National Museum of Ireland has announced the appointment of Ms Lynn Scarff as Director of the National Museum of Ireland.

Shadow of Sodeisha Exhibition Review

Shadow of Sodeisha Exhibition Review

January 10, 2018

With the recent conclusion of the Shadow of Sodeisha Exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts & History, take a look back at the exhibition.

Artist's Residency: Róisín de Buitléar

Artist's Residency: Róisín de Buitléar

January 03, 2018

In January, the Museum welcomes internationally celebrated Irish Artist Róisín de Buitléar, as Artist in Residence for 2018.

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