Sewing & Knitting Patterns

The Simplicity Pattern Company were manufacturers of sewing pattern guides, under the “Simplicity Pattern”, “It’s So Easy” and “New Look” brands. The company was founded in New York in 1927 during the Great Depression. Simplicity allowed home seamstresses to create fashionable clothing in a reliable manner and at low cost. The patterns were manufactured in… Continue reading Sewing & Knitting Patterns

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Exhibition Universal

Éist le ceol / listen to music. A digital resource centered around the universal themes with the aid of music. Each theme will be introduced with an accompanying music playlist supported by open-ended questions to which children can respond creatively. Responses can be expressed through any creative medium whether it be with poems, short stories,… Continue reading Exhibition Universal

Bloomsday 2020 Teaching James Joyce in Secondary Classrooms

Join us at 7pm GMT (2pm EST) on Bloomsday 2020 for the first event in our Let’s Talk About . . . seminar series: “Teaching Joyce in Secondary Classrooms: A Bloomsday Q&A Session with Dylan Emerick-Brown.” Dylan Emerick-Brown is the English Department Chair at Deltona High School in Florida, where he has taught Joyce’s literature… Continue reading Bloomsday 2020 Teaching James Joyce in Secondary Classrooms

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Infant Formula

From the museum’s collection, Cow and Gate advertisement sign and baby formula milk tin. Cow and Gate was the most popular dried powder milk for infants used in 20th century Ireland.  The manufacturers established factories in Cork and Wexford. the Gates brothers, from Surrey, England established a creamery in Kildorrery in 1887. In 1947 the… Continue reading Infant Formula

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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.

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Child & Youth Team

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the Child/Youth Voice team for their incredible work over the years, exploring aspects of the museum and instigating numerous events, and we welcome back two of the team members Alannah and Precious as facilitators with the new Children’s Advisory team under the leadership of Dr… Continue reading Child & Youth Team