When We Were Kings And Queens of the Road

When we Were Kings and Queens of the Road A “Travel to School” project from Robert Burns and the Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann Please click ‘Engagement Posts’ below to find all the stories to date or scroll down and find the stories beneath the images. Happy reading: Original artwork by Leanne… Continue reading When We Were Kings And Queens of the Road

Nuair a Bhíomar inár Ríthe agus Banríona ar an mBóthar: Cían Ó Gríofa

Nuair a bhínn ag dul ar scoil sna 2000í agus sna 2010í, bhí sé d’ámháraí an tsaoil agam go raibh mé im chónaí gar don scoil an chuid ba mhó den am. D’fhreastail mé ar Scoil Phádraig Naofa do Bhuachaillí. Ina dhiaidh sin, timpeall an chúinne liom go dtí an De La Salle i mBaile… Continue reading Nuair a Bhíomar inár Ríthe agus Banríona ar an mBóthar: Cían Ó Gríofa

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Cian Griffin

When I was going to school in the 2000s and 2010s, I was lucky enough that for most of my time, I lived a 10 minute walk from the school. I went to St. Patrick’s BNS for primary school, and then around the corner from that to De La Salle in Wicklow Town for my… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Cian Griffin

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Alison Finn

My walk to school. My walk was about twenty minutes from Valley Park in Finglas, to St. Dominics in Cabra. I usually walked with my sisters, but there was every possibility that we would meet others walking the same walk. The route has changed quite a lot over time. For the first couple of years,… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Alison Finn

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Gary Doyle

In 1981, I was ten years old, attending 4th class at Sacred Heart Primary School in Killinarden. My walk to school was never speedy, as I was a bit of a daydreamer, never scurrying out the door or calling for friends because I was happy enough on my own. I was kept company by the… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Gary Doyle

Oein De Bhardúin

Siblings Darrell, Oein and Trina Oein De Bhardúin – A Christmas Memory Listen here: The story I am going to tell is one of my most vivid memories of Christmas. I grew up near Tirboy on the hinterland of a place called Cluain Tuatha …. Beside this was a hill called ‘Tinkers Hill’, near a… Continue reading Oein De Bhardúin

Season’s Greetings!

Fond memories from St Stephen's Day celebrations in my granny's house in Dublin, circa 2002 - now that's a tree!

Christmas at the Museum of Childhood Ireland It’s beginning to look a lot like…… Christmas! Only days now until the big day. Christmas is a wintry holiday celebrated by many in Ireland, and it brings with it fond memories and waves of nostalgia, reminiscing about Christmases past, and indeed the year that has just gone… Continue reading Season’s Greetings!

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Latisha McCrudden

My school journey My school journey from the age of four to eighteen, through primary and secondary was overall mostly positive. I would split my school journey into two parts, the time I grew up in a domestic abuse home until I was fourteen, and the four years after. I grew up in a small… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Latisha McCrudden

Halloween at the Museum of Childhood Ireland

A Tale as Old as Time! Snap-Apple Night, painted by Irish artist Daniel Maclise in 1833. It was inspired by a Halloween party he attended in Blarney, Ireland, in 1832.

Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble… It is almost October 31st, and that can mean only one thing – Halloween is almost here! It is a time that holds great memories for so many of us – an excuse to dress up in costume, and knock on stranger’s doors only to… Continue reading Halloween at the Museum of Childhood Ireland