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Special Events for Primary Jan to May 2019

These are free special events, curriculum linked, covering a wide range of topics


A fun way to explore the Museum and Folklife collections; remember to check that the tour is suitable for your class.

All tours and activities are subject to availability.

Click on image to get Primary school programme Jan-May 2019

 

Please contact the Bookings Office for more information.

 

29th & 30th Jan: St. Brigid's Crosses

29th & 30th Jan: St. Brigid's Crosses

Find out about the legacy of this beloved saint then celebrate the coming of Spring by making a St. Brigid's Cross from rushes with the Education team.

 12th Feb: Beady Pockets

12th Feb: Beady Pockets

Visit the Travellers' Journey exhibition to hear stories about 'beady pockets'. These highly decorated pouches were worn by women in the Travelling Community around the waist, like an apron to hold their most treasured possessions. Each told their own story. Afterwards join artist Stephanie Troy to make a representation of your own beady pocket to take home.

26th Feb; 19th Mar; 9th Apr; 21st May Fighting Words Mayo

26th Feb; 19th Mar; 9th Apr; 21st May Fighting Words Mayo

Fighting Words Mayo works with students of all ages to develop their creative writing skills, explore their love of writing and let their imaginations run free. With the help of volunteer tutors, children write an original story and decide on the characters and plot. A volunteer artist is also on hand to provide illustrations. The story and illustrations are bound and each student receives a personalised copy of the book to take home.

27th Feb: Deep Blue Sea

27th Feb: Deep Blue Sea

Explore the objects in our fishing collection and then recreate the sounds of the sea through rhythm and percussion instruments with Whistle Blast Quartet member Mary Curran.

5th Mar: Engineering Week: Bricks for Kidz

5th Mar: Engineering Week: Bricks for Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz provide LEGO® Technic workshops. These workshops teach the principles of science, technology, engineering and maths through LEGO®. The Bricks 4 Kidz approach to learning is imaginative, multi-sensory and fun, creating a dynamic learning experience for students.

7th Mar: Engineering Week: Rocket Workshop with Science Ireland

7th Mar: Engineering Week: Rocket Workshop with Science Ireland

Houston, we have lift off! This exciting and challenging workshop simulates a realistic launch experience. Find out about the history and science of rockets, then design, build and launch a water rocket in this interactive learning experience.

12th & 13th Mar: Zany Circus / An Sorcas Craiceáilte

12th & 13th Mar: Zany Circus / An Sorcas Craiceáilte

Circuses have a long history of entertaining in Ireland. Come learn some traditional circus skills in this bilingual workshop with professional Circus Skills Performer, Stephen McGinley.

4th & 5th Apr: The Crazy Life of Crows

4th & 5th Apr: The Crazy Life of Crows

Corvids (Crows) are extremely intelligent birds, known for problem-solving and amazing communication skills. There are also 7 types of crows in Ireland alone. Join us for birdy facts and check out some nesting sites led by Mick Hogan, Marine and Countryside Guide.

9th & 10th Apr: Easter Eggs-travaganza!

9th & 10th Apr: Easter Eggs-travaganza!

Bring the Museum of Country Life to life, making your own mixed media world to hide your Easter eggs with artist Breda Burns.

11th Apr: Egg in the Sky

11th Apr: Egg in the Sky

Can you build a great big tower that's stable enough to hold an egg or build a vessel to launch an egg in flight without it cracking? A hands-on STEM challenge brought to you by Toodlelou.

3rd May: Flower Posies

3rd May: Flower Posies

Visit the Travellers’ Journey exhibition to hear about Traveller customs and traditions. Learn about some traditional crafts like making flower posies then have a go at making your own flowers from crepe paper to take home.

23rd May: Biodiversity week: Habitats of Turlough

23rd May: Biodiversity week: Habitats of Turlough

This interactive workshop will explore the diversity and abundance of life inhabiting our rivers, show how the quality of their habitats are assessed, explore the threats to their habitats and talk about ways that we can protect them. Samples of life in the river will be collected and you will have an opportunity to see everything up close with the Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture Section, Mayo County Council.

24th May: Biodiversity Week; Little Musicians in the Garden

24th May: Biodiversity Week; Little Musicians in the Garden

Join Dr. Karina Dingerkus to identify Bumblebees in the grounds of Turlough Park. Find out why these insects are so important, learn about biodiversity and how you and your school can make a difference.