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Activity Sheets

We offer a range of resources for schools which you can use at the museum, at home or in the classroom

New Activities 

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Primary and Post Primary Learning Resource

  • This learning resource will help you explore the first two floors of the Museum, Levels A & B. The main themes covered are: Aran Island clothing, the Irish Folklife collection, Romance & Reality, Continuity & Change, the Times, the Natural Environment, Housing and Materials.
  • The teacher's notes give additional background information and answers to Student Workbook 1.


Object Fact Sheets

Click on the factsheet link available in Irish and English.

There is a handling table full of interesting objects for you to touch when you visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. Find out all about these objects by reading the fact sheets below. 

Others in the series

General Activity Sheets



Make and Do....

  • Click on the image for instructions of how to make St. Bridget's Crosses & St. Patrick's Badge. To learn more about these festivals click here


Discover Ireland's Past through English for students of the English Language:


Find Out About....

  • Click on the worksheet images on how we celebrated, the work people did, what we wore in the past. Also information on straw, hay & rushes and the house building project.



Preserving the Peace Learning Resources


Exhibition Information Panels:

     Introduction (1023KB, Adobe .pdf)

  1. An Garda Síochána (939KB, Adobe .pdf)
  2. Crime (1.2MB, Adobe .pdf)
  3. Michael John Carney (2MB, Adobe .pdf)
  4. Peace Preservation Force (1.3MB, Adobe .pdf)
  5. Poitín (1MB, Adobe .pdf)
  6. Policing in the late 1700s (810KB, Adobe .pdf)
  7. Punishment in Victorian Ireland (622KB, Adobe .pdf)
  8. Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) (1.5MB, Adobe .pdf)
  9. Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) (992KB, Adobe .pdf)

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Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

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