MoCI at Dublin Wizard Con 2022

And the winner of our raffle is…. Ticket : AC 192290 Number, 361. Alison Quigley, Tallagh, Co. Dublin. Prizes sponsored by museumofchildhood.ie and a special thank you to Funky Geeks, Wexford, for the star prize, a 1st Edition Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! @Funkygeekswexford Thank you too to all the new friends… Continue reading MoCI at Dublin Wizard Con 2022

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Dundalk Town Centre’s historic Long Walk Trees

Launch Event 25th November @ 2pm Venue: County Museum, Dundalk Town Centre  2.00pm Complimentary Lunch in Museum 2.30pm Announcement of the Dundalk Historic Trees #Hashtag Competition Winners Majella McAllister, Director, Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann 2.45pm Welcome to Dundalk and Louth County Museum – An Cathaoirleach, Kevin Meenan & Brian Walsh, Louth… Continue reading Dundalk Town Centre’s historic Long Walk Trees

Our Town: Our Future

Programme for Government & Collaborative Town Centre Health Check (CTCHC) Programme (Heritage Council) – From October 2021 “Our Town: Our Future” – Capturing the Voice of Children and Young People as they explore their role in revitalising Ireland’s Historic Town Centres. The first of our youth panel discussions is now available here: The CTCHC Youth… Continue reading Our Town: Our Future

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi

Where are you really from? By Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi The old title is “writing home”, the new title is “where are you really from?”. This poem was originally performed at the the 2019 panel event “Are We Doing Diversity Justice?” organised by Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi and Dr Emma Penny. Highlighting the diversity of Irish poetic voices on… Continue reading Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi

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Memory Boxes Cuimhne Boscai

History now! The Museum of Childhood Ireland meets history head-on with our Memory Boxes, aiming to offer a glimpse into how we here in Ireland navigated the Pandemic for future generations.  We began to collect ‘Covid-19 Pandemic time’ related artefact suggestions from Irish children from March 12th 2020 onwards when our government announced the closure… Continue reading Memory Boxes Cuimhne Boscai

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Generational interaction at MoCI

The Museum of Childhood Ireland were invited to the Harold’s Cross Village Community Council’s Age Well initiative and Festival. Their neighbourhood ( in collaboration with several Residents Associations and Dublin City Council) hosted an Age Well programme of activities for people who are older, who may have been particularly impacted by COVID, but also who… Continue reading Generational interaction at MoCI

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From Apple Seeds to Apple Trees

MoCI engagement with younger children: The Apple Tree Project. #CTCHC The project was first launched in Tralee during Tree Week. The Museum of Childhood Ireland were so happy to organise this tree planting ceremony at Beech Hill in recognition of the wonderful apple seed project work of the children at Donnybrook Community Play School, in collaboration… Continue reading From Apple Seeds to Apple Trees

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GEL Project

Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales. Dear grandparents, parents, children, Aunties, Uncles, neighbours, everyone! Our MoCI colleague Ruthanne Baxter (Edinburgh University Museum) has developed this wonderful intergenerational initiative for you. We hope you’ll find it an interesting resource to help you stay connected both during the pandemic and afterwards. It’s a really great, simple, fun, community project… Continue reading GEL Project

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Play and Growing Up in Dublin

You are invited around to our’s for tea, cake and tales around the fireside, about play and growing up in Dublin City and suburbs. The games played, rhymes rhymed, bobbin tanks and ‘gats’ made, ‘pinkeens’ fished for, orchards robbed, the ‘scutting’, the going for ‘messages’ for mammy, and battles to be first in line for… Continue reading Play and Growing Up in Dublin

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