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Museum Events 15-19 Feb 2006
By Shona O'Malley
Feb 7, 2006, 09:58

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR WEEK 15th - 19th February 2006
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 March 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.
An exclusive range of colour prints (2' sq) featuring images from the exhibition are available in the
Museum Shop. Cost per print: EUR25.

All events are free of charge. Booking required as places are limited

Wednesday, February 15: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Talk and Display. Potato Varieties Past and Present.
Join David Langford as he discusses the history of the potato from the Famine to the present day. Learn about types, blight and recipes from near and far.
Location: Education Rooms

Sunday, February 19: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Workshop. Traditional Gaelic Script
View the museum's facsimile copy of the Book of Kells and afterwards join Albert Siggins to learn the fundamentals of writing traditional Gaelic script.
Location: Education Rooms

Thursday March 23rd

Straw Craft
Strawboys took park in wedding celebrations wearing hats, masks or cloaks made of straw to disguise
themselves. Join Ted Kelly to make your own straw boys outfit.

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

The Saturday Club (for Children)
This February we invite you to learn about, design and model a traditional farmers'cottage. Learn about traditional housing by touring the Museum's Housing Project and Hearth and Home exhibition. Then build your own miniature Irish cottage. The club runs for four weeks and will take place on Saturday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00pm at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. The starting date is Saturday 4 February.
If you are aged between 8 and 13 you can join us to have fun and learn new skills.
The Saturday Club is free and all materials are provided. Each club is limited to 15. Book early to secure your place!


Féile na Tuaithe '06
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2006
The second year running of this unique family event which brings together a combination of craft and artisan stalls, music, children's activities and a comprehensive programme of demonstrations. Suitable for all the family.
More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Visit for details of January-March 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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