Heritage Week

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  • Childhood and Living Heritage
    The theme for this year’s Heritage Week invites us to explore the traditions and practices, passed down through generations. Childhood memories are an essential part of this transfer of tradition from one generation to the next. As adults we remember the songs that our parents sang and the toys and games that we played. We… Continue reading Childhood and Living Heritage
  • FuturePastPresent – Drogheda
    Drogheda – Child Youth Dialogues The Museum of Childhood Ireland, Upstate Theatre Project, Jessica Farrell-LEGO Artist, Nathan Wheeler- Model Maker, with the Heritage Council, are delighted to present our Youth and Child Voice collaborative project FuturePastPresent in Drogheda, for Heritage Week, August 2023. To launch the project the museum of Childhood Ireland delivered online youth… Continue reading FuturePastPresent – Drogheda
  • ­­­­Heritage Week 2022: Suggestions for Objects for the Museum of Childhood Ireland
    For Heritage Week 2022 the Museum of Childhood Ireland is asking members of the public to make suggestions of objects that they would like to see in the Museum. Do you have an object that that tells a story about the history of children and childhood in Ireland?  Or can you think of an item… Continue reading ­­­­Heritage Week 2022: Suggestions for Objects for the Museum of Childhood Ireland
  • Heritage Week Tipperary 2022. Heritage Council County Award Winner
    As part of Ireland’s National Heritage Week, the Museum of Childhood Ireland have teamed up with Tipperary Town Revitalisation: to deliver an exciting range of sustainable heritage projects for children and young people in Tipperary Town.   This wonderful NHW 2022 project grew out of the Tipp Town CTCHC Project: https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/news/news-features/tipperary-release-heading The CTCHC Programme from Alison Harvey, Heritage… Continue reading Heritage Week Tipperary 2022. Heritage Council County Award Winner
  • Art to Reimagine Tipperary Town
    The Ask Imaginative Reuse! Museum of Childhood Ireland Attention all budding young Artists, Designers and Architects! Do you have an idea of how you’d like to reuse any building ( whether in use or not at the moment) in Tipperary Town? You can be as imaginative as you like! (Personally, I’d love a shop that… Continue reading Art to Reimagine Tipperary Town
  • #Sustainability
    The Ask! This year the Heritage Council chose sustainability as the theme for Heritage Week. Museum of Childhood Ireland asked children for their thoughts on the word Sustainability in prose, or verse. Attention budding Poets and Writers! When you hear the word SUSTAINABILITY what comes to mind? Would you like to explore your ideas, express… Continue reading #Sustainability
  • Tipperary Photography Competition
    The Ask! Attention all budding photographers under the age of 18! Museum of Childhood Ireland are looking for you to take a photo of your favourite building in Tipperary town for #Heritageweek2022 and let us know why you love the building you’ve chosen! #Sustainability #CTCHC Tipperary town from a child and youth perspective! The Photographic… Continue reading Tipperary Photography Competition
  • Photos, Heritage Week 2022 in Tipperary Town
  • Heritage Week 2021. Heritage Council County Award Winner
    For Heritage week 2021 we presented a series of videos on the history of children from medieval times to the eighteenth century. They are available on the MoCI Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8bymLYkYRJ0tqCNxCx5cg Presenters The presentations explore what these places, buildings and objects can tell us about childhood in Ireland in the medieval and early modern period. … Continue reading Heritage Week 2021. Heritage Council County Award Winner
  • Christine Buckley 
    Christine Buckley, who passed away on the 11th March 2014, was an Irish activist and campaigner, who served as the director of Aislinn, the support and education group for survivors of Irish Industrial Schools.  Award winning documentary ‘Dear Daughter’ by Christine Buckley and companions at Goldenbridge Industrial school. Produced and directed by L. Lentin. https://ifiplayer.ie/dear-daughter… Continue reading Christine Buckley 
  • Childhood: What Books Taught Me
    Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage “Engaging with our shared heritage – in Ireland and across Europe – presents a rich source for learning, and an opportunity to rediscover and reconnect with the knowledge, traditions and skills of our ancestors.” Exploring the role of literature and children, the passing on of knowledge and learning,… Continue reading Childhood: What Books Taught Me
  • Heritage Week 2019
    Event Day Heritage Week. August 18th. Location: The Royal Marine Hotel. Childrens’s Pastimes in Past Times. Also taking place are: Displays on the theme at Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Piggybank, and Bank of Ireland. Games and stories for 1-12 yr olds at Piggybank, from 10 am-12 noon. A Puppet Show with the wonderful Julie-Rose McCormick from… Continue reading Heritage Week 2019
  • Heritage Week 2018
    Event Day Heritage Week. August 25th. location: Multiple venues. See poster. Theme: Sharing Stories Our Childhood. Our Heritage.  Dr Pat Donlon, and Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Dr Marnie Hay, Professor James Kelly, and Dr Richard McElligott Event Management: Majella McAllister, the Museum of Childhood Ireland.
  • Heritage Week 2017
    Event Day Theme: Nature is part of our Cultural Heritage Heritage Week. August 19th. Location: Multiple venues. Project Management, Majella McAllister, and the Museum of Childhood Ireland team.