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Special Events for Primary Jan to Mar 2018

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.

For a quick table view of special events

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25th & 26th Jan: St. Brigid's Crosses

25th & 26th 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.

8th & 9th February: Back to the Bronze Age

8th & 9th February: Back to the Bronze Age

Where did Bronze Age people get metals from? How did they make stone and bronze tools and what did they use these tools for? Discover the answers to these questions, handle museum standard replica artefacts and make a replica Bronze Age lunula to take home.

20th & 21st February: Sounds of the Hearth!

20th & 21st February: Sounds of the Hearth!

Explore the sounds of the Hearth through, words, percussion and rhythm in this fun-filled creative music workshop with Mary Curran, Whistle Blast Quartet.

2nd March: The Silent March

2nd March: The Silent March

Join traditional musician Emer Mayock to watch silent news reel clips from 1916, the War of Independence and the end of WW1. Be inspired by this archive footage along with music and songs from the period, to create your own score. Note: Bring your own instruments.

8th March: Ceardlann Rita agus an Róbat

8th March: Ceardlann Rita agus an Róbat

Ceardlann bhríomhar, idirghníomhach le Máire Zepf. Cuirfidh Máire a leabhar, ‘Rita agus an Róbat’!’ in iúl do na páistí le ceol agus cluichí. A lively interactive workshop from children’s author, Máire Zepf. Máire will read from her picture book ‘Rita agus an Róbat’ and engage with activities and song. Beidh an cheardlann seo I nGaeilge amháin.

9th March: Lindbergh: Scéal luchóige a d'eitil

9th March: Lindbergh: Scéal luchóige a d'eitil

Ceardlann bhríomhar, idirghníomhach le Máire Zepf. Cuirfidh Máire an leabhar, ‘Lindbergh: Scéal luchóige a d'eitil' in iúl do na páistí le ceol agus cluichí. A lively interactive workshop from children’s author, Máire Zepf. Máire will read from the picture book ‘Lindbergh: Story of a Mouse that Flew and engage with activities and song. Beidh an cheardlann seo I nGaeilge amháin.

15th March: Zany Circus / An Sorcas Craiceáilte

15th March: 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.

20th March: Easter Eggs-travaganza!

20th March: Easter Eggs-travaganza!

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

21st March: Egg in the Sky

21st March: 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.

20th April: Signs of Spring

20th April: Signs of Spring

Take part in nature-based activities connecting with the natural environment and engaging all of the senses. Through hands-on activities and games the students will explore natural habitats and the creatures that live there. Look for signs of Spring in the grounds of Turlough Park and learn about change throughout the seasons, facilitated by Brigid’s Garden.

24th & 25th April: The Crazy Life of Birds

24th & 25th April: The Crazy Life of Birds

What do a dinosaur and a chicken have in common? How do birds sleep when they're flying? What size is the world's smallest bird egg? Explore these and lots of other birdy facts and fun at this workshop led by Mick Hogan, Marine and Countryside Guide.

26th & 27th April: Meet the Archaeologist

26th & 27th April: Meet the Archaeologist

Learn about Ireland’s early inhabitants, their hunter-gatherer lifestyle and how it was replaced by a farming-based model through real artefacts including pottery, metalwork and animal bones. A hands-on journey of discovery through Ireland's past, with archaeologist Áine Brosnan

4th May: Little Musicians in the Garden

4th May: 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.