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What's the Scéal: Objects and Stories

Storyteller Fiona Dowling

Hear a mix of traditional and contemporary stories linked to artefacts in the Museum's collections from some of Ireland's premier traditional storytellers in collaboration with Poetry Ireland. 


Activity at a Glance

Level: 3rd-6th Class
Group Size: Onsite 50
Duration: 1hr

  • Tuesday 28th November: 1st to 3rd Class                     Fiona Dowling 
  • Wednesday 29th November: 3rd-4th Class                   Orla McGovern 
  • Thursday 30th November: 5th-6th Class                       Jack Lynch 

Times: 10am to 11am (onsite) or 11.30am to 12.30pm (onsite) or 1pm to 2pm (tbc)
Booking: Booking required

Bookings and information:

To book this event, contact the bookings and information office

Curriculum Links: 

Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE)


  • Story - Stories of Lives of People in the Past - Religion - Beliefs.
  • Culture in the Past - Cultural Activities.
  • Ordinary People – Communities - Appreciation of Culture.

Irish / English:

  • Communicating – Understanding – Active listening.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Importance of story in the Irish tradition and the link to our intangible heritage         
  • Stories and objects in the NMI-Country Life 
  • Insight into a past culture.
  • Understanding the effect of the past on present culture.
  • Learn about the people, events, issues and cultural experiences that have helped to shape Irish society.
  • Appreciation of cultural and historical inheritances from a local and national context.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility for, and a willingness to participate in, the preservation of heritage.                                                                                                                

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Co. Mayo,
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