rish literature, with its rich tapestry of myths, legends, and tales, plays a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Irish children. A nation’s literature is a mirror reflecting its history, values, and cultural identity. For the children of Ireland, literature serves as a powerful tool that not only entertains and educates but also helps construct their sense of self within the broader context of their heritage. In this blog post, we delve into the historical events that have shaped Irish literature and explore the sociological theories underpinning childhood identity development to understand the profound importance of Irish literature in nurturing a strong sense of identity among Irish children.
Sophie Grenham’s Journey to School I had two childhoods. One was chiefly from infancy to my early teens in Hong Kong and the remainder was spent in my family’s native Dublin. Hong Kong, when I think of it, feels like a dream, as I’ve been in Ireland for so long. This thrumming, chaotic island in… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Sophie Grenham
Ulysses. James Joyce. 2023 Young Writers annual Competition from the Museum of Childhood Ireland and Marsh’s Library Dublin. The Museum of Childhood Ireland and Marsh’s Library, Dublin are delighted to announce that our finalists in the Bloomsday Young Writers Competition 2023 are!… 🎉 Sinéad, age 18, Co Dublin Wai Man, age 16, Dublin Angel, age… Continue reading Bloomsday2023
When we Were Kings and Queens of the Road A “Travel to School” project from Robert Burns and the Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann Please click ‘Engagement Posts’ below to find all the stories to date or scroll down and find the stories beneath the images. Happy reading: Original artwork by Leanne… Continue reading When We Were Kings And Queens of the Road
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The museum is the proud recipient of the following Awards to date:
The Heritage Council: County Winner: Tipperary, 2022 ( In collaboration with Tipperary Revitalisation)
The Heritage Council: County Winner: Dúnlaoghaire / South Dublin 2021
Kids in Museums, International Digital Awards 2020
INACS, International Awards 2020, 2021, 2022
Digital Town Awards Newcomer Finalist, forEngage Kilkenny 2023:
And a National Lottery Good Cause Award finalist 2023 for our collaborative project with Tipperary Revitalisation
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Exploring and learning from the past, our commitment to supporting children and young people now, comes at a time when children and youth are facing significant challenges. By empowering children and youth, providing a focused, sustainable, supportive, inclusive community and platform, and islandwide programmes helping foster friendships in communities, we are helping build a brighter, better future for all.