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Mary Kury
· January 25, 2018
St Kierans Heritage Association visited the museum on 23January 2018. Maeve Sikora gave us a comprehensive and well illustrated talk on the Ardagh Chalice Hoard. Siobhan the education officer was wel...coming and took great care of the whole group. All the staff we met were helpful. The group of 51 had only good things to say about our visit. See More
Jacky Dunne
· August 27, 2017
Disabled access is absolutely diabolical. A crying shame that in 2017 a child interested in History has to navigate STAIRS with crutches as she has cerebral palsy. She actually fell on one flight of t...he many many stairs! These educational attractions should be fully accessible to all..But this is "modern" Ireland still stuck in the stone age, and the disabled are ignored. �� See More
Harry FitzGerald
· October 20, 2017
Never have I been treated worse by a member of staff anywhere!! Such a let down! They should be ashamed of themselves for employing someone so rude and threatening! No apology was made either. It is s...afe to say that they will miss out on hundreds/thousands of future visitors because of how leaders of our agency were treated today!! See More
Kerry Freud
· October 18, 2017
Well worth the trip down from Belfast to the Kildare Street building.. Lots of artifacts on display with great information, well laid out in a beautiful building. The Bog Bodies were fascinating.
Klaus Kirchner
· October 19, 2017
Great Museum ! We enjoyed the whole place ! Good special exhibitions about Japanese Ceramic Art and Portrait Photography .
The book shop even had a catalog about Emmet Kane !
The Cafe is also nice !
Jennie O'Reilly
· July 17, 2017
Did a great 'family portrait' workshop with kids on Sunday 16th July. Our 6 and 8 year old really enjoyed using recycled materials to make a portrait collage. They also enjoyed the amazing portraits... by Kim Haughton in the Portrait of a Century exhibition. Thanks for a great day out (and all for free!) See More
Kevin O Connor
· March 20, 2017
We took a group of foreign students to visit Collins Barracks on Saturday.The open hostility and unfriendliness of the staff towards the group was quite staggering.I just couldn't believe how nasty th...ey were to them.I felt so ashamed in particular because up to then this group who had been with us for a week had commented many times on how friendly Irish people were to them.That all changed however after this visit.I will never take a group there again and I Will strongly recommend to my colleagues to avoid this place like the plague. See More
Sonya Moreau
· July 16, 2017
Attended Collins Barracks today for the children's portrait session using recycled material. Staff so friendly and helpful. Look forward to go back soon. Many thanks.
Avril Duignan
· July 12, 2016
Spent the afternoon there with 2 kiddies today and the activity sheets were fantastic - they had a great time finding the artefacts in the Treasury Room in particular - we will be back !!
Sandra Cunningham
· January 21, 2017
Went there expecting usual dull exhibition and was blown away by place. What a gem . Even grounds and coffee shop were lovely. Just go ...
Theadora Davitt-Cornyn
· February 17, 2016
Superb museum - as a relatively small nation with a huge impact on the wider world... the National Museum of Ireland brings together Irish history and the Irish legacy beyond its shores.
Liliana Mahu
· January 9, 2017
Just visited the Decorative arts & History department... One hour there wasn't enough to go through all the exhibits! Definitely will come back!
Gillean Robertson Miller
· August 27, 2016
An amazing an informative site lots of hidden gems!
Daria Blackwell
· February 28, 2017
The Museum hosts really interesting special exhibits.
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Leaving Certificate students can avail of this free revision day course on late modern Irish history, led by Dr Yvonne McDermott, history lecturer at GMIT Mayo campus.

This is a free event but booking is required.
Telephone (094) 90 31751 or email educationtph@museum.ie.

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For email bookings, please include your name, address and contact telephone number.

For more information on the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life visit: www.museum.ie

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MAR3
Sat 10:00 AM UTCNational Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Crime & Policing in Early Nineteenth Century Monaghan, a talk by Noel Campbell of the National Museum of Ireland on Thursday 22nd at 8pm in Monaghan County Museum. In early nineteenth century Ireland, the maintenance of law and order was the responsibility of several bodies. Who policed Monaghan two hundred years ago and what crimes did they come up against? Noel Campbell, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life will explain all in this illustrated talk.

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To mark International Women's Day, archaeologist Maeve Sikora, Keeper of Irsh Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland will talk about a special female Viking burial in Finglas, Dublin. The Viking burial found at Finglas in 2004 was richly furnished and was the first to be discovered in Ireland for over 100 years. This lecture will look at the evidence for female burial among early Viking Age graves in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland and explore how gender was expressed through grave-goods.

Booking required, please email educationarch@museum.ie or call 01 6486 334. Located in Kildare Room, Ground Floor. Wheelchair accessible. Free event. Adults

MAR8
Thu 1:00 PM UTCNational Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
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Collection of iconic travel & tourism posters used to promote Ireland in the 1900's are now available online. Visit www.museum.ie

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Chun Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 a cheiliúradh, ar mhaith leat bualadh isteach agus tabhairt faoi cheann dár mbileoga oibre Gaeilge? Beidh rogha agat idir Éire na Lochlannach, An Déantán is Fearr Liom, Éire sa Chlochaois agus Slí na Seodlainne.

Gheofar na bileoga ag an deasc fáiltithe agus sa charr gníomhaíochta ag an Músaem.

To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018, why not drop in and challenge yourself to our worksheets in Irish? Choose from Viking Ireland, My Favourite Objec...t, Stone Age Ireland or the Treasury Trail.

These worksheets will be available in the reception area and the activity cart in the Museum.

Free event. Ages 7-12.

More info at www.museum.ie

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MAR1
Mar 1 - Mar 17National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

This 6’ long mantrap from Cabra Castle, Kingscourt, #Cavan was once used to break limbs and cripple trespassers or poachers. Our records say it was more than 200 years old when it was acquired in 1963. Currently on display at NMI-CountryLife, #Mayo, #fridayfeeling

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The Knitting Circle at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life started up in 2008 and has grown from strength to strength each year. They are keen to teach others their skills and meet on the first and third Friday of the month from 11.00am to 1pm.

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Crime & Policing in Early Nineteenth Century Monaghan, a talk by Noel Campbell of the National Museum of Ireland on Thursday 22nd at 8pm in Monaghan County Museum. In early nineteenth century Ireland, the maintenance of law and order was the responsibility of several bodies. Who policed Monaghan two hundred years ago and what crimes did they come up against? Noel Campbell, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life will explain all in this illustrated talk.

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The Irish Country Furniture & Albert Bender Galleries at the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, will be closed for 4 weeks from Wednesday, 21st February.

The closure is to facilitate ongoing renovation works to the South block of Clarke Square at Collins Barracks.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to reopening both exhibitions as soon as it's safe to do so.

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All other exhibitions at the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History will remain open during this period.

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Our fourth year Heritage students took a behind the scenes tour at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life. A great opportunity to learn what happens new objects acquired by the museum. Thanks to Joanne who facilitated the group. National Museum of Ireland

Learn how to think like an archaeologist and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects during this drop-in session!

Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible. Free event. Families with children 8+

Visit www.museum.ie for more information

FEB16
Fri 2:00 PM UTCNational Museum of Ireland – ArchaeologyDublin, Ireland
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Gold Ring Brooch: 13th / 14th Century AD.

Such brooches were used both by men and women to fasten gowns at the neck. Gifts of jewellery were popular as tokens of affection. The inscription written in Norman French (the language of medieval courtly love) +PAR+AMVR+FIN+SVI DVNE ‘I am a gift of fine love’.

Beannachtaí na féile Vailintín! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Job Vacancy: Marketing Executive

The National Museum of Ireland is seeking a talented, energetic and self-motivated individual to join its Marketing Team as a Marketing Executive on a six month Fixed Term Contract.

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Monaghan County Museum

The Friends of Monaghan County Museum will lift the curtain on our exciting year long programme of events with a fascinating talk based on our current exhibitio...n, 'The Watchmen - Policing Crime & Punishment in Monaghan.

We are very happy to welcome back to the museum, Noel Campbell from the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life who were our partners in this display

Crime & Policing in Early Nineteenth Century Monaghan –

Thursday, February 22nd at 8pm

In early nineteenth century Ireland, the maintenance of law and order was the responsibility of several bodies. Who policed Monaghan two hundred years ago and what crimes did they come up against?

Noel Campbell, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life will explain all in this illustrated talk

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Ardagh 150 Programme of Events and Projects

The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is running a series of events and projects to celebrate the discovery 150 years ago of the Ardagh Chalice. The hoard of objects includes four brooches, a plain bronze chalice, and one of the most iconic of Irish artefacts, a beautiful decorated silver chalice, which today we call the Ardagh Chalice. Made in the 8th century AD, they were buried in the 10th century near an ancient Ringfort at Reestra, in Ardagh, Co Limerick and were rediscovered in 1868.

See full programme here: https://www.museum.ie/…/Ardagh-150-Programme-of-Events-and-…

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