The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project

Charity number: 20205452

Dia daoibh from all of us here at the Museum of Childhood Ireland, Músaem Óige na hÉireann, Project Group, working in a voluntary capacity to bring you Ireland’s first Island-wide / diaspora / global, social history Museum of Childhood.

With research at its heart, the museum is built on seven pillars: History, Culture, Heritage, Children’s Rights, Education, Diaspora/global, and the voice of the child.

We aim for a small carefully-curated permanent collection, plentiful Handling Collections, and a focus on frequent ‘highlight’ exhibitions at the museum, and travelling / touring exhibitions around Ireland/ abroad. Permanent and Temporary exhibitions will be interactive, engaging and suitable for all age groups. As all of our history around childhood will be researched and presented, special sensitivity will be shown around our global/ difficult childhood history, with different pathways / restricted access in the museum. We are continuing our work on delivery design within and without the museum. How the museum functions within the community is vitally important to us, as is ensuring that the voice of the child is present from Planning through Implementation to Open Museum. 

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Twitter: @museumofCP


Tel: 087 681 6760

From left, Majella McAllister, Áine Mulloy and Ekaterina ( Katia) Tikhoniouk from the Museum of Childhood Ireland board with the inspirational Bonnie Greer.

Our Board and Project Group are:

  • Ruthanne Baxter, Museum Lead
  • Jessica Boffa, Art Curator
  • Dylan Emerick-Browne, Education
  • Dr Sarah Anne Buckley, History Lead
  • Professor Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Children’s Rights
  • Dr Fiona Donson, Children’s Rights
  • Basak Ellibes, Curator
  • Dr Catherine Gilliand, Education
  • Grace Kelley Fitzgerald, Children’s Lit, Fundraising Lead
  • Niamh Flynn, Voice of The Child/Youth
  • Dr Matthew Fogarty, Education
  • Dr Fiona Hickey, Finance, Board Treasurer
  • Esther Ayo James, Education
  • Dr Sheila Long, Children’s Rights
  • Maggie Masterson, Children’s Lit, Board Secretary
  • Majella McAllister, Founder, Board Chairperson
  • Dr Richard McElligott, History
  • Erin McNulty, Education
  • Dr Cormac Moore, History
  • Áine Mulloy, Strategy and Project Management
  • Alannah Murray, Event Management
  • Professor Mary O’Dowd, History
  • Sinead O’Reilly, Voice of The Child/Youth
  • Alannah O’Sullivan, Voice of The Child/Youth
  • Victoria Pearson, History
  • Gabriela Martinez Sainz, Children’s Rights Lead
  • Valentina Salaris, Public Relations
  • Annika Stendebach, History
  • Ekaterina Tikhoniouk, Play Research/ Author, Architecture, Social Media
  • Than Sin, Music Intern

Honorary Members:

  • Dr Pat Donlon
  • Dr Marnie Hay
  • Dr Emma O’Toole
  • Warren McAllister

We are continuing to expand our Diaspora teams. Wherever you are in the world do please get in touch with us.