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Special Events for Post-Primary Oct-Dec 2017

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 post-primary special events

Please contact the Bookings Office for more information.

 

3rd & 4th October: Meet the Crafters

3rd & 4th October: Meet the Crafters

Visit the Hoard and the Sword exhibition to view Viking era objects found in Mayo. Join Michael and Tiffany Budd, local Blacksmith and Goldsmith as they demonstrate the techniques used to create a Viking axe and silver jewellery.

20th October: Irish History Live

20th October: Irish History Live

Join Michael Moylan of ‘Irish History Live’ to experience everyday life in Ireland in the 1900’s. Try on clothes; check out the weapons and more in this engaging, hands-on workshop.

9th November: Creative Writing

9th November: Creative Writing

Let the Viking exhibition the ‘Hoard and the Sword’ ignite your imagination and creativity in this interactive workshop with poet and author Terry McDonagh. A follow up classroom session at your school can be arranged.

14th & 15th November:  'A Good Word Never Broke A Tooth'

14th & 15th November: 'A Good Word Never Broke A Tooth'

Join Niall deBurca Ireland’s premier storyteller for a selection of captivating stories based on the Folkilfe collection. An opportunity not to be missed.

16th November: The Rocket Workshop

16th November: The Rocket Workshop

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 with Science Ireland.

5th December: Rhythms of the World

5th December: Rhythms of the World

An introduction to global rhythms with Robbie Harris. Find your own groove in this percussion jam where everyone has an opportunity to join in. No previous experience needed. Instruments will be provided.

14th December: Angel Lanterns

14th December: Angel Lanterns

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