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Special Events for Post-Primary Oct-Dec 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.

Click image for a quick table view of post-primary special events

 

Please contact the Bookings Office for more information.

 

19th October: Living History, Traveller Life in the 1950’s

19th October: Living History, Traveller Life in the 1950’s

Visit a vibrant recreation of Traveller life in the 1950’s displayed in the grounds of the Museum. See a fully restored barrel-top wagon, a traditional tent, a flat cart, a working tinsmith, a storyteller, a campfire and an opportunity to visit the temporary exhibition Travellers Journey.

6th November: Folklore & the Science of Flu

6th November: Folklore & the Science of Flu

In conjunction with The Enemy Within: The Spanish Flu in Ireland exhibition, join curator Noel Campbell to hear about some of the strange folk cures and customs used at that time, then join educator Catherine McGuinness to look at bacteria, bugs and the creatures that carry diseases.

8th November: Rocket Workshop with Science Ireland

8th November: 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.

9th November: Space Workshop with Science Ireland

9th November: Space Workshop with Science Ireland

The Space Workshop allows students to explore the universe by taking a tour of space & looking at what would happen if the sun was half its size or if the moon didn't exist. This exciting workshop will explore the scale of the universe and allow for a discussion on how amazing it is that humans exist in this harsh universe.

22nd & 23rd November: Deadly Moons with Deirdre Kelleghan

22nd & 23rd November: Deadly Moons with Deirdre Kelleghan

Deadly Moons is an award winning drawing workshop, combining science and art together. During the workshop we learn about our own moon, moon terminology, busy moons, volcanic moons and Galilean moons. Have fun with moons and create your choices on black paper with soft pastels in vivid colours.

7th December: Masking Traditions

7th December: Masking Traditions

There are many masking traditions in Ireland from Strawboys to Mummers, including masquerade masks from the big house, join artist Veronika Straberger as she looks at some of the traditions then have a go at making your own mask.

11th December: Star Lanterns

11th December: Star Lanterns

Light up your Christmas and construct a wire-framed star lantern sculpture in this creative workshop with artist Tom Meskell.