When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Gary Doyle

In 1981, I was ten years old, attending 4th class at Sacred Heart Primary School in Killinarden. My walk to school was never speedy, as I was a bit of a daydreamer, never scurrying out the door or calling for friends because I was happy enough on my own. I was kept company by the… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Gary Doyle

When We Were Kings And Queens of the Road: Aidan Herdman

Photo: Aidan Herdman on a Camino cycle from Seville to Santiago de Compostela

My most memorable journey to school was when I was six years of age. Walking to Stanhope Street primary school I  encountered herds of cattle! It wasn’t a rural area, Stanhope Street is in Stoneybatter near Dublin’s city centre.  The reason why was because of the cattle market in Prussia Street, which was on my… Continue reading When We Were Kings And Queens of the Road: Aidan Herdman

Bloomsday 2023 James Joyce

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 Bloomsday 2023 James Joyce

Ellen Worrall’s holiday souvenir dolls

The Ellen Worrall Collection: National costume / travel or souvenir dolls dressed in the traditional clothing of countries and regions around the world.  The majority of the dolls in the Ellen Worrall Doll Collection donated to the Museum of Childhood Ireland were produced in the 20th century. Many of the dolls are mass-produced, but others… Continue reading Ellen Worrall’s holiday souvenir dolls

Bloomsday 2022 Centenary Writing Competition(BC)

Winner and Runners-Up 1st Place: Angel, Age 15, St. Thomas Catholic College, Sri Lanka. 2nd Place: Alex, Age 13, Tipperary, Ireland. 3rd Place: Ruairí, Age15, Dublin, Ireland. Shortlisted Authors (Alphabetical Order) Arty, Age 12, St Columbas NS, Dublin, Ireland. Juliette, Age 9, Kildare, Ireland. Katie, Age 15, Edenderry, Ireland Mark, Age 15, Sri Lanka. Min… Continue reading Bloomsday 2022 Centenary Writing Competition(BC)

James Joyce 20-21 Writing Competition(JJ)

JAMES JOYCE 21 EXHIBITION NOW ONLINE: COMPETITION OUTCOME After an incredibly difficult process, our international judging panel of Joyce experts have made their final decision: HONOURABLE MENTIONS From 6th Class St Columba’s NS, North Strand (in no particular order): Olivia, Joseph, Lina, Adam, Faolán, Arty, Louis, Isaac, James, and Zach. SHORTLISTED AUTHORS From 6th Class… Continue reading James Joyce 20-21 Writing Competition(JJ)

O’Neill family Antrim Pine Cradle

The O’Neil family from Milltown, Co Dublin used the cradle down through generations of the family. 19th Century Irish pine, (hooded version), rocking cradle, Co Antrim. See the Francis, Mini McGovern and others, Tyrone, 1930s, story.(Rose Shaw photographs) in Snapshots for similar type of cradle: https://regionalfurnituresociety.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/irish-cradles-an-introductory-look-fionnuala-carragher.pdf O’Neil family Cradle, the McAllister Collection. Donated to the… Continue reading O’Neill family Antrim Pine Cradle

Bloomsday 2017

Joyce and music. Intergenerational, family friendly Bloomsday celebration. Children are especially welcome! You are cordially invited to join Majella and the Museum of Childhood Ireland team for tea, cake and a chat from 11am on the morning of Friday 16th June. We have a gorgeous main display, and several mini displays, focusing on music that… Continue reading Bloomsday 2017