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Special Events for Post-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 for Post-Primary Jan-May 2019 programme

 

 

Please contact the Bookings Office for more information.

 

24 Jan; 28th Feb; 21st Mar; 11th Apr; Fighting Words Mayo

24 Jan; 28th Feb; 21st Mar; 11th Apr; 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, students 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.

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.

8th March: Engineering Week: Planet Earth in Space

8th March: Engineering Week: Planet Earth in Space

Planet Earth in Space 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.

9th March:  Leaving Certificate Revision Day: Late Modern European History

9th March: Leaving Certificate Revision Day: Late Modern European History

Join Dr. Yvonne McDermott, History Lecturer, GMIT Castlebar for a session on Dictatorship & Democracy, (1920-45) and the United States and the World, (1945-89).

3rd March (Saturday): Leaving Cert Irish History Revision Day

3rd March (Saturday): Leaving Cert Irish History Revision Day

New to our Schools Programme: A Late Modern Irish History revision session for Leaving Cert students led by Dr. Yvonne McDermott, History Lecturer, GMIT, Castlebar.

30th April: From Churn to Skillet

30th April: From Churn to Skillet

Tour the Museum to hear about how and what people cooked long ago, then have a go at making butter in a churn and hear some folk customs with educator Brendan McGowan.

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.