Event Day Timetable

Where When What Booking?
Children’s Workshops 10.30 am – 12 pm Magic Bottles – art workshop

Ages: 6-8

Yes
Mariner Room, Royal Marine Hotel 12 pm – 1.30pm Fun Science – workshop

Ages: 8+

Yes
  2 pm – 3.30 pm Yesterday’s Childhood – drama workshop

Ages: 10-13

Yes
  4 pm – 5 pm I Love My Neighbourhood – model-building workshop

Ages: Family / 5+

Yes
History Talks, Exhibition, and Memories 11 am – 1 pm Three Centuries of Irish Childhood, – history session chaired by Dr. Marnie Hay

Ages: Teens / adults

Yes
Martello Suite, Royal Marine Hotel  
Dr. Gaye Ashford Play and ‘Childish Reactions’ – children’s leisure time in eighteenth-century Ireland
 
Ages: Teens / adults
 
    Mary Hatfield Children’s clothing and the material of everyday life, 1800-1900

Ages: Teens / adults

 
   
Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley Youth and youth culture in twentieth-century Ireland: histories and memories
 
Ages: Teens / adults
 
  2 pm – 3 pm Exhibiting Childhood – The National Museum of Ireland’s Collections

Ages: Adult

No
    Illustrated talks chaired by Dr. Alison Fitzgerald

Ages: Adult

 
    Dr. Audrey Whitty – Children and childhood in the National Museum of Ireland’s collections

Ages: Adult

 
    Clodagh Doyle – Curating an exhibition on childhood in Ireland in the 1950s

Ages: Adult

 
  11 am – 4 pm Down Memory Lane – Irish Childhood in the Twentieth Century – Exhibition

Share memories of growing up with us!

No
Outdoor Activities for Children      
St Michael’s Church grounds, Marine Road 11 am – 5 pm The Big Dig – with The School of Irish Archaeology

Ages: 5-12

Yes
  11 am – 5 pm Traditional Children’s Games

Ages: Family / all ages

No
    Museum of Childhood Cabinet – workshop

Ages: Family / all ages

 
   
Kids of all ages are invited to draw and create their favourite toy and place it in our museum cabinet!
Ages: Family / all ages
 
The War Chest

Hardy’s Lane, off Upper Georges St.

12 pm – 2.30 pm Explore past, present, and future childhoods – creative writing workshop

A visit to the exhibition on childhood in the Royal Marine Hotel will be the starting point and inspiration for the creative writing.

Ages: 14-17

Yes
Bloomfields Shopping Centre 12 pm / 2 pm Mary Mary Viking Skald / Viking Storyteller

Púca Puppets performance/workshop, in association with Bloomfields Shopping Centre

Ages: Family / 6-10

(children must be accompanied by an adult)

Yes
  12 pm – 4 pm Bear Essentials

Ages: Family / all ages

No
       
  All day
Displays: Helena and Mary Scully – doll collection, Martin Bolger’s die-cast model collection, South Dublin Model Railway Society and more…
 
Ages: Family / all ages
No
Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire Harbour 4.15 pm – 4.45 pm
Interview with international award-winning illustrator of children’s picture books, Brian Fitzgerald
With the aid of some of his drawings, he will share childhood memories of growing up in the country. He will also be showcasing some of the work he’s created for publishers in the U.S. and Europe
 
Ages: Teens / adults
No
The Playground, Library Rd 10 am – 1 pm Bilingual skipping workshop

Ages: 6-10

No
  2 pm – 4 pm
All materials will be provided and traditional skipping rhymes will be taught / available in both Irish and English
 
Piggy Bank, 94 Lower Georges St. 10 am – 5 pm Face painting

Ages: all ages

No
  10 am – 12.30 pm Lego Play

Ages: 6-10

No
  1.30 pm – 5 pm Quiet Reading Space

Ages: all ages

No
Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire Harbour All day Saturday, Sunday, Monday Children’s Art Gallery

Drawing and showcasing children’s artwork from the NMC Event Day

Ages: all ages

No