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See listings for Decorative Arts & History related events and exhibitions


See a complete listing of events in Collins Barracks, or a more detailed selection below, also listed on the general featured events page.

The Armagh Rhymers

The Armagh Rhymers

06 January 2019  |  Audience: All Ages   |  Event Type: Performance

Join the Armagh Rhymers, one of Ireland’s most celebrated folk theatre ensembles, for their traditional seasonal performance at Collins Barracks.

Family Storytelling for Little Christmas

Family Storytelling for Little Christmas

06 January 2019  |  Audience: Adults & Children 5+   |  Event Type: Performance

Join renowned storyteller Nuala Hayes in the Museum's Out of Storage Gallery to hear stories and tales that reflect on Little Christmas.

Family Tour - An Introduction to Collins Barracks

Family Tour - An Introduction to Collins Barracks

13 January 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Join an introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum

Exhibition: ODG: Kingdom of Dust

Exhibition: ODG: Kingdom of Dust

17 January 2019  |  Audience: All Ages   |  Event Type:

This temporary exhibition of photographs and video celebrates the community of O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7.

Special Talks: Marching on the Road to Freedom - Reflections on a Centenary

Special Talks: Marching on the Road to Freedom - Reflections on a Centenary

17 January 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Seminar

This special seminar marks the centenary of the First Dáil, and brings together a broad range of academics, historians and curators.

1913 - 1923 A Decade of Conflict

1913 - 1923 A Decade of Conflict

20 January 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Join Museum guide Diarmuid Bolger in a tour which will explore the decade of conflict in Irish history from 1913 - 1923.

Culture Club: Light On Earth with Niamh Barry

Culture Club: Light On Earth with Niamh Barry

25 January 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Talk

Niamh Barry will introduce her exhibition Light On Earth and talk about her practice and what inspires her sculptural lighting designs.

Tour of the Eileen Gray exhibition

Tour of the Eileen Gray exhibition

27 January 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Join a public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century.

Family Tour - An Introduction to Collins Barracks

Family Tour - An Introduction to Collins Barracks

10 February 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Join an introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum

Tour of the Conservation Studios

Tour of the Conservation Studios

14 February 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Tour

Go behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios.

Jurassic Skies: Open Day

Jurassic Skies: Open Day

17 February 2019  |  Audience: All Ages   |  Event Type: Open Day

Drop-in on the day to visit Jurassic Skies and meet with scientists, artists and storytellers to discover more about when dinosaurs took to the air.

Jurassic Skies: Midterm Family Art Workshop

Jurassic Skies: Midterm Family Art Workshop

20 February 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Workshop

Join us for a mid-term Art workshop for families exploring the Jurassic Skies exhibition.

Culture Club: Jurassic Skies

Culture Club: Jurassic Skies

22 February 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Talk

Join the curators of the Jurassic Skies exhibition, Matthew Parkes and Paolo Viscardi to hear about the Archaeopteryx.

Family Tour - An Introduction to Collins Barracks

Family Tour - An Introduction to Collins Barracks

24 February 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Join an introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

01 March 2019  |  Audience: Ages 8 - 12   |  Event Type: Drop-in Activity

Tar chugainn le trial a bhaint as Conair Gníomhaíochta trí Ghaeilge sa Mhúsaem.

Bilingual Tour: Turas Dearbhú na Poblachta: Éirí Amach 1916

Bilingual Tour: Turas Dearbhú na Poblachta: Éirí Amach 1916

10 March 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Take part in Seachtain na Gaeilge, by joining Museum guide Declan Brady on a bilingual tour of Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibition.

Bilingual Tour: Turas Dearbhú na Poblachta: Éirí Amach 1916

Bilingual Tour: Turas Dearbhú na Poblachta: Éirí Amach 1916

18 March 2019  |  Audience: Families   |  Event Type: Tour

Take part in Seachtain na Gaeilge, by joining Museum guide Declan Brady on a bilingual tour of Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibition.

Culture Club: Stories Between Us

Culture Club: Stories Between Us

29 March 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Talk

Hear about Stories Between Us, an inter-generational oral history project and exhibition with artist Janine Davidson and the project participants.

Tour - Recovered Voices - Ireland and World War One

Tour - Recovered Voices - Ireland and World War One

31 March 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Tour

Join a tour of the exhibition Recovered Voices which explores the experience of Irish men and women during World War One.

Tour of the Conservation Studios

Tour of the Conservation Studios

16 May 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Tour

Go behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios.

Tour of the Conservation Studios

Tour of the Conservation Studios

22 August 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Tour

During Heritage Week, get behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios.

Tour of the Conservation Studios

Tour of the Conservation Studios

14 November 2019  |  Audience: Adults   |  Event Type: Tour

Get behind the scenes at the Museum during Science Week in a tour of the conservation studios.