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  • Memory Boxes Cuimhne Boscai
    History now! The Museum of Childhood Ireland meets history head-on with our Memory Boxes, aiming to offer a glimpse into how we here in Ireland navigated the Pandemic for future generations.  We began to collect ‘Covid-19 Pandemic time’ related artefact suggestions from Irish children from March 12th 2020 onwards when our government announced the closure… Continue reading Memory Boxes Cuimhne Boscai
  • Season’s Greetings!
    Christmas at the Museum of Childhood Ireland It’s beginning to look a lot like…… Christmas! Only fifteen days until the big day. Christmas is a wintry holiday celebrated by many in Ireland, and it brings with it fond memories and waves of nostalgia, reminiscing about Christmases past, and indeed the year that has just gone… Continue reading Season’s Greetings!
  • Community Engagement
    Hello! Welcome to the Community Engagement programme at the Museum of Childhood Ireland, we’re thrilled you stopped by. Here you will find stories, memories and interviews shared by our friends and followers about all things childhood, and growing up in Ireland.  We at the Museum feel that the community should be at the heart of… Continue reading Community Engagement
  • Community Memories: Growing up in Donnycarney
    This week, we’ve had a fantastic story sent in by one of our followers about growing up in Donnycarney in the 1940s and 1950s. Read the full excerpt below! “We were all poor in Donnycarney so there was little competition to wear the latest fashions. It was a wonderful place to be reared, there was… Continue reading Community Memories: Growing up in Donnycarney
  • Community Memories: Marie Farrell
    Marie Farrell has sent us her stories from her schooldays in Newtown/Dunlecky NS in Carlow, and a miniature of the school that she attended which has been made by her nephew Thomas Murray Miniatures. Thank you Marie, for reaching out! “My schooldays in Newtown/ Dunleckney NS back in the late 1950s and the early 1960s… Continue reading Community Memories: Marie Farrell