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Culture Night at the Museum
25, Sep 2009 - 08:44

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Friday 25 September: 6.00-9.00pm
6.00pm – 9.00pm                     Extended opening of the Museum Galleries
The 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
Harvest 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
The 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, Level D.

7.45pm - 8.30pm                     Guided Tour of Museum
Join 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

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