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Catch up with culture this winter with five great events for adults

Take advantage of the darker, atmospheric season to catch up with culture this winter.

Here are five upcoming events for adults to spend some time at your Museum and delve into the fascinating and stimulating conversations our national collections can spark.

Open a can of worms with Dr Amy Geraghty

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History (online)
1.15pm, Friday, 18 November 2022

Parasites are found in nearly every environment and creature on earth. They are important but understudied parts of ecosystems - a community of interacting organisms and their environment. Help us to lift the lid on their behaviour, lifecycles and presence witht this online Science WEek talk for adults by Dr Amy Geraghty from the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History. This is a closed YouTube live event with a pre-recorded talk and a live Q&A. Booking required. FIND OUT MORE

See Ireland's greatest treasures on a highlight tour

NMI - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Various times, throughout November 

Learn more about some of Ireland's most iconic treasures such as the Ardagh Chalice and the 'Tara' Brooch on this highlight tour of the NMI - Archaeology. Discover life in Ireland from the Stoneage to the Early Medieval period with an experienced Museum guide. Admission free. No booking required. FIND OUT MORE 

Hear about stories and science from Co Offaly

Outreach lecture, Midlands Science Festival
7pm, Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Join the National Musuem of Ireland - Archaeology for an evening lecture entitled Through the Keyhole -  Stories and Science at the Offaly History Centre in Tullamore as part of the Midlands Science Festival. Dr Bernard Gilhooly, Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities, will deliver this lecture for adults focussing on artefacts from Co Offaly and some of the techniques archaeologists use to interpret objects and reveal stories about past peoples and societies. Admission free. Booking required. FIND OUT MORE

Listen to a good yarn in Co Mayo

NMI - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo
7pm, Saturday, 3 December

Join one of Ireland's foremost storytellers, Niall de Búrca, for an evening performance for adults at the NMI - Country Life in Co Mayo. This storytelling session is part of the What's the Scéal? event series, delivered in partnership with Poetry Ireland. Admission free. Booking required. FIND OUT MORE

Discover Recovered Voices at Collins Barracks

NMI - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
2pm, 12 November, 2022

Join an ISL interpreted tour to mark Armistice Day at the NMI - Decorative Arts & History. This tour will look at the exhibition Recovered Voices: Stories and Experiences of the Irish during World War One. This is one of a range of free guided tours at Collins Barracks throughout November. FIND OUT MORE 


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