When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Introduction

A “Travel to School” project by Robert Burns and the Museum of Childhood Ireland We are thrilled to introduce our newest project. This new and exciting campaign is the concept of Robert Burns. Robert is a civil engineer and director of Fingal County Council. He grew up in the Monaghan countryside in the 70s and… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Introduction

Community Memories: Growing up in Donnycarney

Aerial image of Donnycarney, undated. Credit: Brian Sweeney FB, via @FMLocalHistory on Twitter.

This week, we’ve had a fantastic story sent in by one of our followers about growing up in Donnycarney in the 1940s and 1950s. Read the full excerpt below! “We were all poor in Donnycarney so there was little competition to wear the latest fashions. It was a wonderful place to be reared, there was… Continue reading Community Memories: Growing up in Donnycarney

Community Memories: Marie Farrell

Miniatures of Marie's school and church in Newtown Carlow made by her nephew, Thomas Murray Miniatures.

Marie Farrell has sent us her stories from her schooldays in Newtown/Dunlecky NS in Carlow, and a miniature of the school that she attended which has been made by her nephew Thomas Murray Miniatures. Thank you Marie, for reaching out! “My schooldays in Newtown/ Dunleckney NS back in the late 1950s and the early 1960s… Continue reading Community Memories: Marie Farrell

Back to School at the Museum of Childhood Ireland

It’s almost time to pack up your pencil cases and return once more to school… Our entire childhoods are bookended by the years we spend in schooling. From four to sixteen, eighteen, and indeed into our twenties should we attend university, school is a hugely integral part of daily life. For some, our schooldays are… Continue reading Back to School at the Museum of Childhood Ireland