Building the Future:The Second International Gay Youth Congress, 1985 Youth

By Daniel Gallen The National Gay Federation had been at the forefront of the struggle for Irish gay liberation in the 1970s and ‘80s, but gay and lesbian youths’ voices were largely absent from the activism of this era. Some within the NGF were concerned with the welfare of these young people, many of whom… Continue reading Building the Future:The Second International Gay Youth Congress, 1985 Youth

Mods in transition

By Derek Whelan Mods in transition In the late 1950’s some young Londoners began to follow the fashion and musical influences of American Jazz artists. Originally known as the ‘Modernists’ they became to be known as ‘Mods’. During the sixties their musical interests evolved into American rhythm and blues, soul, and Jamaican blue beat. Soho… Continue reading Mods in transition


Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th June 2023. The Museum of Childhood Ireland was delighted to facilitate engagement by local children in Kilkenny with this wonderful town planning and heritage resource, which is anticipated to transform how Ireland’s historic towns are planned and managed. #EngageKilkenny is a digital, public engagement platform designed, developed and managed by… Continue reading EngageKilkenny

Dundalk Town Centre’s historic Long Walk Trees

Launch Event 25th November @ 2pm Venue: County Museum, Dundalk Town Centre  2.00pm Complimentary Lunch in Museum 2.30pm Announcement of the Dundalk Historic Trees #Hashtag Competition Winners Majella McAllister, Director, Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann 2.45pm Welcome to Dundalk and Louth County Museum – An Cathaoirleach, Kevin Meenan & Brian Walsh, Louth… Continue reading Dundalk Town Centre’s historic Long Walk Trees

Our Town: Our Future

Programme for Government & Collaborative Town Centre Health Check (CTCHC) Programme (Heritage Council) – From October 2021 “Our Town: Our Future” – Capturing the Voice of Children and Young People as they explore their role in revitalising Ireland’s Historic Town Centres. The first of our youth panel discussions is now available here: The CTCHC Youth… Continue reading Our Town: Our Future

Pencil/ Peann luaide

New Art Gallery for Children and Youth from the Museum of Childhood Ireland. Following on from the experiences of our previous Creative Art Initiatives, this is a new platform celebrating and promoting art from young people at home and abroad. This will be online, and highlighted twice yearly. email: Abdulhaqq, Cork, age 11 Mummy… Continue reading Pencil/ Peann luaide