Children & Youth

  • Children’s Art 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 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 follow the workshops. What makes ME… Continue reading Children’s Art Workshops
  • 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:
  • Dante to Joyce
    To celebrate both Dante Day or Dantedi and Bloomsday we’ve developed a lovely Irish-Italian collaborative project on Dante Alighieri and James Joyce for children in both countries. The project is an initiative of the Museum of Childhood  Ireland and Tortorelle school, Agrigento.  Majella McAllister, and Sonia Sartor, in Ireland and Ausilia Venturella, in Italy, delivered… Continue reading Dante to Joyce
  • 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
  • Collecting Childhood
    ˇ We are delighted to announce that our research project, #Collecting Childhood is now LIVE! In collaboration with (School of English, TCD/ Museum of Childhood Ireland) and funded by the Irish Research Council, Collecting Childhood brings together children, academic researchers, museum staff, curators, librarians, creative practitioners and community stakeholders in order to generate new insights… Continue reading Collecting Childhood
  • Early Childhood Voices Posts
  • 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
  • Early Childhood Voices
    Here at the Museum of Childhood we know how important it is for children to have their voices heard, listened to and acted upon. Our dedicated museum team member is Dr Rita Melia.To ensure that even the very youngest of children have a platform to share their voice with us, we have created this page… Continue reading Early Childhood Voices
  • Ukrainian Language Children’s books
    A selection of Ukrainian language Children’s books courtesy of the Museum of Childhood Ireland are now available to borrow at the Robert Emmet CDP, Dublin and the Lexicon Library, Dún Laoghaire.
  • Ukrainian Stories and Legends in English
    Unburn bush Storyteller: Matthew, age 10 Listen here: It was a long time ago. Two kings – Polish and Hungarian – united their armies and approached the wall of the famous Ukranian city of Dorohobuzh. A letter was handed over to the defenders of the city. They offered to open the city gates without a… Continue reading Ukrainian Stories and Legends in English
  • Irish Stories & Legends in Ukrainian
    Storytelling by Viktoria Kozak Ірландські історії та легенди від оповідачки Вікторії Козак Scéalta agus Finscéalta na hÉireann i dteanga na hÚcráine. Scéalaíocht le Viktoria Kozak  The Story of the Giant’s Causeway Дорога велетнів, Ко Антрім Doroha veletniv, Ko Antrim Scéal faoi Clochán an Aifir, Co Aontroma Illustration, Norah, age 12 Have a listen to our… Continue reading Irish Stories & Legends in Ukrainian
  • DouglassWeek
    Douglass Week: A call to modern young people 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 We are proudly celebrating Douglass Week, marking the arrival and tour of the reformer and slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Ireland between 1845 and 1846. His tour of the country saw him lecture to packed audiences, meet Daniel O’Connell and reflect upon the devastating effects of… Continue reading DouglassWeek
  • Making Dublin Greener
    with Dublin Gazette The Youth Voice Team at the Museum of Childhood Ireland ( aged 12-18 years of age ) were so happy to support Dublin Gazette Newspaper’s sustainability competition for primary schools in Dublin, as it chimes with the contemporary aims and focus of our team at the Museum of Childhood Ireland, and following… Continue reading Making Dublin Greener
  • Stylus / Stíleas
    For Cruinniú na nÓg, we’ve a new song/music writing platform for children and youth from the Museum of Childhood Ireland. Following on from our previous initiatives, this is a new platform, celebrating and promoting the diversity of song writing from young people at home and abroad. It will be moderated by guest song writers/ musicians.… Continue reading Stylus / Stíleas
  • International Adolescent Health Week
    For further advice please go to   Enquiries can be sent to and Steven will direct emails to the correct person.  #IAHW #YouthVoices #MuseumOfChildhoodIreland #TY #SecondarySchools
  • Tree Week 2021- 2023
    Planting in Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland, for the Museum of Childhood Ireland Tree Week We have ongoing children’s tree projects at the museum all year around. For Christmas 2022 we provided native grown living Christmas trees to children’s groups we’d worked with during the year, which they decorated with ornaments that they handmade, using foraged… Continue reading Tree Week 2021- 2023
  • Exhibition Universal 3 Hope
    Listen, enjoy, sing … and if you are inspired or feel like being creative send your work about Hope into us at: identifying it as EU3 Hope. The poet Emily Dickenson once said that ” Hope’ is the thing with feathers-‘ When you close your eyes can you see hope? If you can visualise… Continue reading Exhibition Universal 3 Hope
  • Children’s Voices Project 2020 & 2021 Together, Le Chéile
    from March 17th 2020 until….ongoing! Take part now, It’s very simple. Just have an adult email a photograph of your creative response to the Covid-19 pandemic (Draw/paint/installation/poem/haiku/writing) in to us at The idea is for you to be heard; for you to express yourself, in a creative medium of your choosing. It is important… Continue reading Children’s Voices Project 2020 & 2021 Together, Le Chéile
  • Exhibition Universal 2: Home
    Lyrics Óró sé do Beatha Bhaile ‘Sé do bheatha, a bhean ba léanmhar, Do b’ é ár gcreach thú bheith i ngéibheann, Do dhúiche bhreá i seilbh méirleach, Is tú díolta leis na Gallaibh. Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile, Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile, Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh. Tá… Continue reading Exhibition Universal 2: Home
  • Project 2021 Exhibition
    We are almost there again, almost happy, almost clappy, but not quite yet. By Christmas they say we will all hug again and share again, but I wouldn’t bet, Will it ever go back to how it was? Will my life always be a different ‘normal’ because, I’m fourteen and I’m asking. I’m Fourteen. By… Continue reading Project 2021 Exhibition
  • Project 2020 Exhibition
  • Slide show
    Short presentation on Project 2020 / 2021 Together, Le Chéile. [office_doc id=7443]
  • Press Release
    “Project 2020 / TOGETHER, LE CHÉILE” Children’s Voices at home and abroad during the pandemic from the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project team. ​ Tarraingíonn scéal scéal eile. One story begets another. In this strange and unsettling time of Pandemic, the well-being and mental health of all our children is of paramount importance. Project 2020… Continue reading Press Release
  • Poetry with Chiamaka Enyi -Amadi
    Virtual Poetry Workshops (1 ) & (2)for Children age 5-12 years and 13-18 years. The MoCI Project are delighted to announce that Poet and Performer Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi will be hosting a Virtual Poetry Workshop (1) for 5-12 year olds next Wednesday May 20th, from 2-3pm.  On Wednesday May 27th she will host a Virtual Poetry… Continue reading Poetry with Chiamaka Enyi -Amadi
  • Exhibition Universal 1: Friendship
    Lean on Me by Bill Withers You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman Count On Me by Bruno Mars That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick Our Special Absent Friends by Daniel O’Donnell “Friends are people you enjoy spending time with other than your family! Friends are people you like being with;… Continue reading Exhibition Universal 1: Friendship
  • 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
  • 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