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Special Events for Post-Primary Jan-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 post-primary special events

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18th January: Leaving Cert Art Revision Day

18th January: Leaving Cert Art Revision Day

An art history revision session for Leaving Cert students and teachers led by Dr. John Mulloy, Art History Lecturer, GMIT. Topics covered will include: The Renaissance, Impressionism to Abstraction, Early Irish Art, Modern Irish Art 1890 – 1960, and Art Appreciation

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? Through this workshop, students will discover the answers to these questions, handle museum standard replica artefacts and make their own replica Bronze Age lunula to take home.

23rd February: The Silent March

23rd February: 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 plus music and songs from the period to create your own score. Note: Bring your own instruments.

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.

10th March (Saturday): Leaving Cert European History Revision Day

10th March (Saturday): Leaving Cert European History Revision Day

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

19th April: Signs of Spring

19th April: Signs of Spring

Take part in nature-based activities and games to connect with the natural environment and engage the senses. Join the Brigid's garden team to search for signs of Spring in the grounds of Turlough Park.