National Museum Of Ireland March Events (Part 1)
Across their four branches, the National Museum of Ireland have something for everyone this March. Read below to find out about the various seasonal and special events that are worth visiting.
Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks
English and Irish speakers alike on March 10 can join museum guide Declan Brady on a bilingual tour of the ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ exhibition to celebrate festival Seachtain na Gaeilge. Families are welcome and admission is free. No booking is required but places are allocated 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Meanwhile, visit the museum’s website for more details of the various trails they will be offering across their four branches this month in Irish to also mark Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Museum of Archaeology, Kildare Street
Explore the relationship between the rubber that was used for bicycle wheels and slavery on March 8 in a tour by Fiona Reilly, assistant keeper at the Irish Antiquities Division. Admission is free but booking is required and places are limited.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, ages 8+ can drop by the museum between March 15 – 18 and join in a special trail to discover all about the Patron Saint of Ireland. Again admission costs nothing. Booking is not necessary.
Museum of Natural History, Merrion Street
Spring has sprung. So why not drop in to the museum and try their Spring Activity Trail March 1. Aimed at families, admission is free and no booking is required.
Meanwhile, what animal has the largest appetite or best sense of smell? On March 9, find out as all ages are free to drop into the Discovery Zone to see up close some record breaking creatures. Again admission costs nothing and no booking is necessary.
Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park – Mayo
All through March in Mayo, Turlough Park’s ‘Travellers’ Journey’ will explore the rich culture, traditions and crafts of the west of Ireland Traveller community. This free exhibition aims to encourage discussion and appreciation of the unique heritage and ethnicity of Travellers.
As part of the ongoing Travellers’ Journey exhibition, on March 9 artists Louise Wallace and Ian McDonagh will discuss life as a young traveller person in Ireland and art projects developed from collaborations between artist and traveller.
Throughout March, Turlough Park will also host exhibition ‘The Enemy Within – the Spanish Flu in County Mayo 1918-19’. The free event will explore the folk medicines and rudimentary cures used by the public to combat the flu epidemic. It will be on Level A in the Museum of Country Life until April 2019.
On March 1 and 15, join the museum’s free knitting and crochet circle and update your skills for spring. Meanwhile, on March 9 in Turlough Park, Mayo Genealogy Group will be giving out free practical tips for all those interested in finding out about their family history.