Friday 25 September: 6.00-9.00pm
6.00pm – 9.00pm Extended opening of the Museum Galleries
National Museum of Ireland – Country Life will remain open from 6pm
until 9pm. Visit the award-winning Museum Galleries and discover the
lives of our very recent ancestors through agriculture, fishing and
hunting, clothing and textiles, furniture and fittings, trades and
crafts, transport, calendar customs, leisure and religion.
6.00pm - 7.30pm Harvest Knot Workshop
Knots were traditionally given as a love token. Watch this
demonstration and then make your own for somebody special with Aoife
O’Toole of the Education & Outreach Department. (Drop-in session).
Venue: Museum Reception
7.00pm – 9.00pm Rush Basket Demonstration
new temporary exhibition – Straw, Hay & Rushes – recently opened in
the gallery on Level D. Join Patricia O’Flaherty for a traditional
craft demonstration of rush basket-making to complement this stunning
exhibition. (Drop in session). Venue: Temporary Exhibition Galleries,
7.45pm - 8.30pm Guided Tour of Museum
Aoife O’Toole Education & Outreach Dept for a guided tour of the
permanent Museum collection. Also included will be a tour of the
Moylough Belt Shrine exhibition. The Moylough Belt Shrine dates from
the eighth century and is one of the great treasures of early Ireland.
The exhibition will run until Spring 2010. Venue: Museum Galleries