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March in the Museum
By Bernie Byron
24, Feb 2005 - 19:32

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Watch out for a full feature on the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park in this weekend's Irish Independent Weekender magazine.


All events are free unless otherwise stated. Booking required. Booking details at the end of the page

Running until 24 April 2005
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


Learn Traditional Crafts: Starts Saturday March 5th 2005
The Saturday Club is free and all materials are provided.  Each club is limited to 15 places. Age 7 - 13 years.

Wednesday 2 March: 2.30pm
Demonstration. Blacksmithing

Experience the craft of blacksmithing with local craftsman Ray Munnelly.
Location: Museum Grounds

Sunday 6 March: 2.30pm
Talk. Women's Lives in Ireland 1850-1950

To mark International Women's Day, join Caitríona Clear, Department of History NUI Galway, author of "Women of the House: Women's household work in Ireland 1921-1961" (2000). Location: Museum Galleries Level -2

Saturday 5 - Thursday 17 March/Satharn 5ú - Déardaoin 17ú Márta
Seachtain na Gaeilge

The National Museum of Ireland celebrates Seachtain na Gaeilge, with a range of events through Irish including tours, storytelling and music.  Irish language Activity Sheets are available. All events are bi-lingual. All Events are free but booking required
Ceiliúrann Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann Seachtain na Gaeilge, le réimse imeachtaí trí Ghaeilge - turais, seisiúin scéalaíochta agus ceoil. Tá Bileoga Gníomhaíochta trí Ghaeilge ar fáil chomh maith. Beidh na himeachtaí ar fad dá-theangach. Saor-chead isteach ach is gá áit a chur in áirithe

Available from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 17th March at 2.00pm
Ar fáil ón Máirt 8ú go Déardaoin an 17ú Márta ag 14.00 uair.
Guided tours in Irish  Turais stiúraithe i nGaeilge
Places are limited to 20. Tours in Irish will also be available throughout the week for groups.  Pre-booking is essential. 
Bíonn uas-teora 20 áit i gceist. Beidh turais i nGaeilge ar fáil i rith na seachtaine do ghrúpaí. Is gá réamh-áirithint a dhéanamh.

Thurs. 10 - Thurs. 17 March (weekdays): 10.00am & 11.30am
Déardaoin 10ú - Déardaoin an 17ú Márta: 10.00 & 11.30uair
St. Patrick's Day Workshops/Ceárdlanna Féile Pádraig
Curator Clodagh Doyle will give a short talk on the life and festival of St. Patrick.  Afterwards make traditional St. Patrick's Day badges.  7 years + This event is fully booked
Tabharfaidh an coimeádaí Clodagh Doyle cuntas gairid ar fhéile Naomh Pádraig.
Ina dhiaidh is féidir suaitheantais na féile Pádraig a dhéanamh. Aois 7+ Tá gach áit in áirithe don ócáid seo

Thurs. 10 March: 10.00am 11.30am & 2.00pm
Déardaoin 10ú Márta: 10.00 11.30 & 14.00 uair
Children's Storytelling Session/Seisiún Scéalaíochta do Pháistí
With traditional storyteller, Gearóidín Breathnach.  5 years + This event is fully booked
Leis an seanchaí Gearóidín Breathnach.Aois 5+ Tá gach áit in áirithe don ócáid seo
Saturday 12 March: 2.30pm - 4.30pm/ Sathran 12ú Márta: 14.30 - 16.30 uair
Traditional Music in the Museum Galleries/
Ceol Traidisiúnta i nGailearaithe an Mhúsaeim

Be entertained at the museum by traditional musicians, Celtic Beat. All ages
Bain sult sa Mhúsaem as na ceoltóirí traidisiúnta seo, Celtic Beat Gach Aois

Sunday 13 March: 2.30pm-3.30pm/Domhnach 13ú Márta: 14.30 - 15.30uair
'Good Luck and Bad Luck'/'An tÁdh agus an Mí-Ádh i mBealoideas na nDaoine'
Caitríona Hastings will discuss the concept of 'Luck' and some traditional ways of ensuring good luck and avoiding bad luck, then and now. 14 Years +
Pléifidh Caitríona Hastings na creidimh agus na nósanna traidisúnta a bhíodh, agus atá go fóill, ag daoine chun an t-ádh a chinntiú agus chun an mí-ádh a sheachaint.  Aois 14+

Wednesday 16 March: 2.30pm-3.30pm/Céadaoin 16ú Márta: 14.30 - 15.30 uair       
Currachs of Ireland - variety and use/Curacha na hÉireann -- éagsúlacht agus úsáid
With Dr. Séamas MacPhilib, curator of boats National Museum of Ireland-Country Life. All ages
Leis an Dr. Séamas MacPhilib, coimeadaí bháid Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann -- Saol na Tuaithe.   Gach Aois

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