• Mary Kenny’s Irish dancing costume 1989
    A photo of Mary Kenny Feis ready, outside the Mansion House, Dublin. 1989 Mary wore this embroidered orange velvet Irish dancing costume in 1989, when she was nine years old and dancing with the Hogan School of Dance, Glasnevin, Dublin. McAllister Collection. Donated to the Museum of Childhood Ireland December 2023
  • Alison Groves- Brownie uniform and badges 1970s
    Brownie uniform and guiding badges. St Lukes pack, Limerick. Owned by Alison Groves. An Fhothrach Mhór, Lios Póil ,Trá Lí. Co Chiarraí
  • Izzy Jones-McAuley Collection
    Handmade doll clothing and two dolls.  “I have ended up in the possession of some antique dolls, with handmade outfits from the 1900s.  The dolls and handmade doll clothing, have been passed down to me from my aunt Eveleen, who received them from a friend of her aunt Ita, called Miss A. Prentis, (not sure about the spelling, but this is what I interpreted… Continue reading Izzy Jones-McAuley Collection
  • The Charlotte Raftery Collection.
    The Charlotte Raftery Collection, donated to the Museum of Childhood, Ireland, in March 2020, comprises items of children’s clothing, doll house furniture, miniatures, and childhood ephemera. Research on Charlotte and on her collection is ongoing, with public displays of items from the collection throughout 2022 planned. For a history of childhood clothing in Ireland please see: Charlotte Raftery, ‘The dolls and toys of Irelands… Continue reading The Charlotte Raftery Collection.
  • Sewing & Knitting Patterns
    The Simplicity Pattern Company were manufacturers of sewing pattern guides, under the “Simplicity Pattern”, “It’s So Easy” and “New Look” brands. The company was founded in New York in 1927 during the Great Depression. Simplicity allowed home seamstresses to create fashionable clothing in a reliable manner and at low cost. The patterns were manufactured in the US but distributed and sold in America, Canada,… Continue reading Sewing & Knitting Patterns