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Museum Activities 14 to 18 Dec 2005
By Bernie Byron
10, Dec 2005 - 01:49

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

Sponges and Transfers: early crockery patterns and Designs.
13 December 2005 - 26 February 2006.
Featuring a large collection of spongeware and transfer mugs acquired by the National Museum of Ireland in 2004. Further information available from the Marketing Dept.


Wednesday 14 December: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Workshop & Demonstration. The Mummers. Interested in acting and plays?
Learn part of a Mummer's play with Joe McGowan and then perform your part with the 'Sidhe Gaoithe' Mummers on 1st January. Location: Education Rooms

Sunday 18 December: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Tour & Workshop: Sponges & Transfers, a Temporary Exhibition of Earthenware Mugs
Look at the techniques and designs on these popular household objects and then decorate your own ceramic piece with Tom Doyle of the Education & Outreach Department.   Location: Education Rooms

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


Prepare for Christmas by participating in a range of activities in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life this December.

Museum Shop
During December avail of our free gift wrapping service. Ask the shop staff for advice on choosing from a wide selection of gifts in all price ranges including childrens' and specialist books, stationery, jewellery, textiles, Jerpoint Glass, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, woodturned items, ceramics and much, much more.  Further details available from the Museum Shop on  094 90 31767 or e-mail:  

Museum Café:
Enjoy your staff Christmas party in the unique atmosphere of the Museum Café at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.  Day or evening time menus available. Specify your own group requirements and budget or choose from one of the Café's renowned Christmas menus. Further details available from Maureen or Pauline on 094 92 89972 or 086 1744076 or e-mail: 

Shop and Café opening times:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12-5pm. Closed Mondays. 

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

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

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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