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National Museum of Ireland, Country Life - 8 to 13 February 2005
By Bernie Byron
3, Feb 2005 - 20:12

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Tuesday 8 February: 10.00am 11.30am & 2.00pm
Workshop. Pancake Tuesday!

Join staff of the Education & Outreach Department and learn about the traditions of Shrove Tuesday and afterwards make and toss pancakes! Location: Museum Galleries Level -2

Wednesday 9 February: 2.30pm
Talk & Demonstration. Plain and Purl and some knitting traditions

From a small but interesting collection of knitted objects in the Museum, curator Anne O'Dowd talks about the history of knitting and the development of patterns. Location: Museum Galleries Level -2

Saturday 12 - Saturday 20 February
Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI) Open Week

Education and Resource Rooms will be open to visitors to drop in and meet Education Staff - All Guided Tours Free. For further details contact the Education and Outreach Department

Sunday 13 February: 2.30pm
Workshop. Prepare for Valentine's Day!

Make a Valentine card for someone special using the museum exhibitions as inspiration, with artist Agnes Nyland.
Location: Museum Galleries Level -2

Groups who would like to arrange a repeat of any event should contact the Education and Outreach Department.

 Running until 24 April 2005:
Down Memory Lane: Childhood in the 1950s. 
This exhibition illustrates life for children of this period, dealing with Birth, Christening, Sleeping, Eating and Drinking, Health, Education and Religious Life. There is also a large selection of Toys and Games on display. An extensive Education programme will run over the course of the exhibition. Further details available from the Education and Outreach Department.
Location: Museum Galleries Level -1

Running until Sunday 27 February 2005
Mias Tighearnáin: St. Tiernan's Dish
on display at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
The famous medieval reliquary, the Mias Tighearnáin, St. Tiernan's Dish, has traditionally been associated with Errew near Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and has been in the care of the National Museum of Ireland since 1999.
Location: Museum Galleries Level 0


MUSEUM SHOP: Special offer from 8-15 February 2005
Silver Love-Knot Chains
Designed exclusively for the National Museum of Ireland: Special offer: EUR35 (RRP: EUR40)

MUSEUM CAFÉ: Enjoy a Romantic St. Valentine's Day Meal at the Museum Café
Monday 14 February 2005: Serving from 7.00pm - last orders 10.00pm
Price: EUR35 per person.
Please note:  places limited so early booking strongly advisable
Tel: 094 92 89972; E-mail:

Visit for details of Jan-March events.
Contact  if you would like to join the Museum's mailing list.

Tues-Sat: 10am - 5pm   Sunday: 2-5pm. Closed Mondays (incl. Bank Holiday)
Museum Shop & Café: extended opening on Sundays from 12pm.

BOOKINGS: Education and Outreach Dept Bookings Office (Bookings office hours: Mon-Fri: 10am - 2pm)
Tel: 094 90 31751; Fax: 094 90 31498; e-mail:
GENERAL INFORMATION: Museum Reception: 094 90 31755
MUSEUM CAFÉ: 094 92 89972 or 086 1744076; e-mail:

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