Collecting Childhood

ˇ We are delighted to announce that our research project, #Collecting Childhood is now LIVE! In collaboration with (School of English, TCD/ Museum of Childhood Ireland) and funded by the Irish Research Council, Collecting Childhood brings together academic researchers, museum staff, curators, librarians, creative practitioners and community stakeholders in order to generate new insights into… Continue reading Collecting Childhood

Nuair a Bhíomar Ríthe agus Banríona an Bhóthair: Réamhrá

St Wolstan’s, Cill Droichid, Co Cill Dara, 1990s. A Herdman Tionscadal “Taisteal chun na Scoile” le Robert Burns. Tá áthas orainn ag Músaem na hÓige Éireann ár dtionscadal is nuaí a chur i láthair. Is é an feachtas nua spreagúil seo ná coincheap Robert Burns. Is innealtóir sibhialta agus stiúrthóir é Robert ar Chomhairle Contae… Continue reading Nuair a Bhíomar Ríthe agus Banríona an Bhóthair: Réamhrá

Gillian Cantwell’s Dolls

GILLIAN CANTWELL, AGE 3 and 5, WITH CROLLY DOLL AND CHATTY CATHY DOLL Meet Gillian Mary Cantwell and her two favourite dolls from childhood. One photo with her Crolly doll when Gillian was three years old sitting outside her grandparents house and the other at five years of age, with her Chatty Cathy doll who… Continue reading Gillian Cantwell’s Dolls

Patsy McGuinney’s doll wardrobe

Homemade wooden wardrobe and hangers, and homemade doll clothes for her Crolly doll, made for seven year old Patsy Mc Guinney, from Seapoint, in Co Dublin by her mum and dad, as a Christmas gift in the 1970s.  The McAllister Collection, Museum of Childhood Ireland.

Izzy Jones-McAuley Collection

Handmade doll clothing and two dolls.  “I have ended up in the possession of some antique dolls, with handmade outfits from the 1900s.  The dolls and handmade doll clothing, have been passed down to me from my aunt Eveleen, who received them from a friend of her aunt Ita, called Miss A. Prentis, (not sure… Continue reading Izzy Jones-McAuley Collection