Tree Week 2021

Tree Week: March 21st – 27th, 2021

The Museum of Childhood Ireland will be celebrating Tree Week 2021 by hosting a Zoom event on Thursday 25th March at 3pm in collaboration with Orla Farrell, Founder and Leader, Easy Treesie Project with Crann* https://crann.ie/

In this initiative by the MCI’s Youth Voices Team we will launch and screen our artist-in-residence, Fion Gunn’s work,  ‘Plant More Trees!’ (A virtual reality work) https://museumofchildhood.ie/artist-in-residence-fion-gunn/

Plant More Trees.

The structure of the event will be as follows:

• Brief welcome by Majella McAllister, The Museum of Childhood Ireland, MCI (5mins.)

• Brief introduction by Orla Farrell, Easy Treesie Project at Crann about our  collaboration. (5mins.)

• Screening of Plant More Trees by Artist-In-Residence at the MCI, Fion Gunn.  (5mins.)

• Q&A with Fion Gunn. (20mins.)Please see Fion’s work below.

• Q&A with the YV Team (10mins) 

• Invitation by Maria Soriano from the MCI, inviting our collaborators to speak about their tree planting ceremonies for Tree Week at their organisation. (5 mins each.)

This will be followed by Maria briefly outlining her proposed environment awareness project for the MCI, engaging our youngest citizens! (5 mins.)

Please note that the event duration is scheduled for up to 1 hr 30 mins.

We are delighted to confirm that collaborating with us too this year for Tree Week, and receiving trees to plant prior to the event day are:

Killarney House and Gardens, Kerry.

The People’s Museum, Limerick.

The Robert Emmet Community Development Project, Dublin.

The NMI Museum of Country Life, Mayo.

The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Mayo.

Udaaya Museum, Nepal. 

INACS Istituto Nazionale Arte Cultura, Italy

The Art Centre, Highland Park, Illinois.

Alex Molly.

Launching on #WorldPoetryDay and #TreeWeek2021, we are honoured to have 12 year old Irish Poet Alex Molloy as our guest. The first poem he will recite is his own original composition, Ár Crann Dárach, but throughout the week we will upload Alex’s recitations or readings, made especially for the museum, of work by Irish poets with trees as their subject matter.