23rd & 24th October: Spooky Shadow Puppets

Hear about Samhain traditions, then join artist Carmel Balfe to make shadow puppets to tell your own spooky Hallowe’en tale.



“Lovely facilitator, boys loved the puppet show, also nicely paced introduction in the Museum.”

 “Very interactive and organised.”

Participants 2017


At a Glance

Dates:  23rd & 24th October
Times:    Tuesday/ Wednesday 10.00am-11.00am & 11.30am-12.30pm
Level: Junior & Senior Infants
Group size: 15
Location: Activity Room, Museum Galleries
Duration: 1hr per session


Curriculum Links

SESE: History
Arts Education: Visual Arts


Learning Outcomes

  • Hear about some Samhain traditions and view the related collection  
  • Make and do session learn to cut and assemble shadow puppets
  • Perform a short story based on your shadow puppets

Make A Booking Enquiry

Submit your online booking request here or contact the bookings office

Phone: 094 90 31751

Email: educationtph@museum.ie

Bookings Office Hours: 10am to 1pm, Tuesday to Friday.