Reflections On . . . The Educational Value of Folklore and Local History

By Terry Gargan Updated / Thursday, 26 January 2023 10:26 I was about 11 years old when I first heard about the ghost in Petersville House. Anyone from around Moynalty in rural County Meath will be well familiar with what I’m referring to. It was one of the most written about folktales in the Schools’… Continue reading Reflections On . . . The Educational Value of Folklore and Local History

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Blog Archive: Reflections On . . .

The Museum of Childhood Ireland’s Reflections On . . . blog invites people of all ages, ethnicities, communities, and backgrounds to address any topics regarding childhood and/or education in Ireland. Our objective is to stimulate important and timely conversations by creating a diverse and thought-provoking mosaic of the challenges and opportunities that face parents, guardians,… Continue reading Blog Archive: Reflections On . . .

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Reflections On . . . The Need for Traveller Characters in Children’s Stories

By Nora Corocran Updated / Monday, 12 December 2022 10:07 As a member of the Irish Traveller community and an academic, I am saddened that most of our children have no real concept of Traveller traditions in contemporary society. Our community is losing its traditions. To address this, I have started writing a series of… Continue reading Reflections On . . . The Need for Traveller Characters in Children’s Stories

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Online Exhibition: We Are . . . Cantonese Irish

攝影照片展覽︰我哋係粵語愛爾蘭人 Taispeántas grianghraife: Sinne Cantainisigh na hÉireann Cantonese immigrants come from Cantonese-speaking regions of the world. Cantonese is the second most-spoken Chinese language, with 80 million speakers worldwide. 粵語移民係一班以粵語為母語嘅人。佢哋嚟自世界唔同角落。粵語係第二大華語,全球有八千萬粵語使用者。 Is inimircigh iad inimircigh Cantainis as réigiúin dhifriúla den domhan a labhraíonn Cantainis. Is í Cantainis an dara teanga Síneach is mó a labhraí­tear, le 80… Continue reading Online Exhibition: We Are . . . Cantonese Irish

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Reflections On . . . Early Childhood Education and Care and LGBTQIA+ Families

By Leah Russell Updated / Monday, 31 October 2022 10:14 For many young people who are seen as “different,” even the most familiar everyday settings can feel like unsafe places – schools, bus stops, cinemas, parks, supermarkets, online spaces. I recently watched my child, who identifies as non-binary and pansexual, scan the crowd at a… Continue reading Reflections On . . . Early Childhood Education and Care and LGBTQIA+ Families

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Reflections On . . . Studying with a Neurodiverse Difference

By Keith Murphy Updated / Monday, 19 September 2022 10:43 Neurodiversity encompasses the concept that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. The word neurodiversity refers to the diversity of all… Continue reading Reflections On . . . Studying with a Neurodiverse Difference

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Reflections On . . . Teaching Children about Sexuality and Relationships

By Suzanne O’Keeffe Updated / Thursday, 24 August 2022 16:24 Teaching children about sexuality and relationships is a brave thing to do. These topics encompass, amongst other things, self-identity, morals, power, and values. When combined, one may consider sexuality to be an essentially private concern. Yet, sexuality and relationships continually feature in the public domain… Continue reading Reflections On . . . Teaching Children about Sexuality and Relationships

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Online Exhibition: Bloomsday Centenary Writing Competition

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin And to Our Guest Joycean Judges Dr Richard Barlow (NTU) Dr Anne Marie D’Arcy (TCD) Daniel Mulhall (Ambassador of Ireland to the United States) Dr Katherine O’Callaghan (UMass) _____________________________________________________________________ 1st Place Angel, Age 15, St. Thomas Catholic College, Sri Lanka. 2nd… Continue reading Online Exhibition: Bloomsday Centenary Writing Competition

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