Tuesday 4 November: 10.00am & 11.30am
Tour. Saints, Patrons & Patterns
After All Souls Day learn about the lives, legends and legacies of Irelands holy men and women and get a chance to view the Moylough Belt Shrine with Aoife O’Toole
Location. Education Room.
Wednesday 12 November: 11.30am & 2.00pm
Talk & Workshop. Traditional Natural Dyeing
Join June Bourke as she uses natural materials to create colours for dyeing wool and cloth.
Location. Education Room.
Thursday 13 November: 10.00am
Workshop. Nature Activities for Children 1st & 2nd Class
Learn about Irish wildlife through games and role-playing. Science, History & Geography
Friday 19th of December. 11.30am.
Workshop. Get Ready for Christmas 1st to 6th Class
Make your own Christmas decorations, cards and more in our festive workshops.
Thursday 13 & Friday 14 November: 2.00pm
Science Tour: Behind the Glass Case
Come on a ‘science’ tour and find out how and why the buildings and exhibition cases are designed to protect the museum objects. Science & History: Junior & senior cycle
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 November: 2.30pm
Interactive Performance. Living History
History: Junior Cycle
Join Michael Moylan of ‘Irish History live’ to experience living in the past ans everyday life in Ireland around the 1900’s. Try on the clothes, find out about the food and much more. Location. Education Room.
Thursday 4 December: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Storytelling Workshop. Developing Voice
Clare Muireann Murphy and Rab Swannock Fulton, Galway's acclaimed storytellers, lead these workshops on how to develop your own innate storytelling ability. Through games, discussion and performance the workshop develops confidence, self expression, critical thinking, creativity and imagination as well as storytelling style.
English: Transition year.
Tuesday 9 December: 11.30am & 2.00pm
Branar sa Mheánscoil
Join Marc Mc Loughlin from Branar for workshops on: An Triail, An Cearrbhach Mac Cába, Na Dánta, Lá Buí Bealtaine and Clare sa Spéir. Irish. Leaving cert - *Leaving Certificate course texts will be provided
Schools Competition: Extraordinary Ordinary People (now closed)
Celebrate your community's extraordinary ordinary people.
The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is inviting primary and post primary students to nominate the most extraordinary person in your area.
· Upper Primary 4th to 6th Class
· Junior Cert 1st to 3rd Year
We would like to find out from you something about a person from your area who has made an important contribution to your community between the years 1850–2000. Before you decide on someone, we would like you to talk to older members of your family or older people in your locality to find out their ideas. Closing date for receipt of entries: 25 November 2008. For further details and for copies of the entry form please contact the Bookings Office or download the entry form attached below.