2.Heritage Week 2024

Old Stories-New Ways 22 August, 11am – 1pm A Community Workshop with artist Maeve Clancy for young artists to gather old stories and bring them to life in a modern way (for children 8+) This is an inter-generational workshop. The children will be introduced to older members of the community who will have been invited… Continue reading 2.Heritage Week 2024

1.Heritage Week 2024

Voices of the Village Robert Henri’s Dooagh Sitters 17 August, 5pm – 7pm The Museum of Childhood Ireland’s history team have completed an Oral History project with researcher Áine Maguire, generously sponsored by Mayo County Council. The project relates to the sitters of artist Robert Henri’s portraits. These portraits were painted by the artist between… Continue reading 1.Heritage Week 2024

McNulty girls, Greystones, Co Wicklow, Irish dancing costume 1960s+

“The costume, which fits a child aged approximately 5-7, was made by Maura Hoey, a dressmaker who lived in Blacklion. The Dublin blue wool and cream coloured bánín* wool material was purchased in Bray. Mum did all the embroidery, a skill she learned at the ICA** ( Irish Countrywomen’s Association) in Delgany.” *Irish Wool Báinín… Continue reading McNulty girls, Greystones, Co Wicklow, Irish dancing costume 1960s+