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Bealtaine Festival 2019: Ode to the Dead Zoo

Join a poetry morning for adults with Poet, Seán Hewitt, to celebrate Bealtaine Festival 2019 at the Museum of Natural History.


A zebra on display upstairs at the Museum of Natural History in Dublin

Bealtaine Festival 2019: Ode to the Dead Zoo

As part of Bealtaine Festival 2019, the Education & Outreach Department of the Museum of Natural History collaborated with Poet, Seán Hewitt, to create a poetry morning at the Dead Zoo. During the activity, visitors varying from adults to school groups, explored the Museum galleries and handling collections, bringing their favourite animal back to life through poetry. The final piece is displayed below.


Seán is a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the School of English at Trinity College Dublin. For more information about his work please visit his website here.

For inquiries contact educationnh@museum.ie or 01 6486 316