Easter, An Cháisc

Easter basket making, at the Rober Emmet CDP, Saturday 23rd March. In preparation for the upcoming Easter egg hunt at St Audeon’s, come and make your own basket for collecting eggs! Spring into Activity at Audoen’s Park, Dublin on Saturday 30th March. Join the Museum of Childhood Irelands’s Dakota and Sofia, with SIDDCA for a… Continue reading Easter, An Cháisc

Children’s Art, Craft, Create Workshops

The Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann and the South Inner City Community Development Association continue to host free children’s art workshops, since 2018, at the Robert Emmett Community Development Project on Usher St, Usher’s Quay, Dublin throughout 2023-2024. Physical exhibitions in the RECDP and online exhibitions at museumofchildhood.ie follow the workshops. What… Continue reading Children’s Art, Craft, Create Workshops

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!

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Halloween, Oíche Shamhna 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.

Halloween began as a pagan celebration over 2,000 years ago in Ireland as part of a festival known as ‘Samhain’. Traditionally celebrated on the 31st of October – 1st November, the Celtic festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the annual harvest and the coming of Winter. Samhain consisted of many different acts and rituals,… Continue reading Halloween, Oíche Shamhna at the Museum of Childhood Ireland

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Primary School Outreach

History of Toys. The Museum of Childhood Ireland worked with Dublin Primary school students on a curriculum history strand: Learning from the past, through a programme of exploration of toys that children played with from the 1900s to the 1980s. Teacher overview:

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EngageKilkenny

Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th June 2023. The Museum of Childhood Ireland was delighted to facilitate engagement by local children in Kilkenny with this wonderful town planning and heritage resource, which is anticipated to transform how Ireland’s historic towns are planned and managed. #EngageKilkenny is a digital, public engagement platform designed, developed and managed by… Continue reading EngageKilkenny

MoCI at Dublin Comic Con 2023

Dublin Comic Con, 11th and 12th March 2023. What an incredible, Creative, Inclusive, and Playful family day out! The atmosphere was electric ⚡️ We met tons of old and new friends. Wonderful superhero creation in the all day workshop too! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️🦸 We were delighted that Basak Ellibes from the Istanbul Toy Museum, Karol O’Connor, Action… Continue reading MoCI at Dublin Comic Con 2023

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MoCI at Dublin Comic Con 2022

Batgirl at Comic Con Dublin 2022!  Our museum team member Sorcha with items from the MoCI’s collection. Thank you  Dublin Comic Con for an amazing weekend. 💥A fantastic atmosphere and everyone was so friendly and helpful ❤️ #dublincomiccon #dublincomiccon2022

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