Organiser: Heritage Council
There are 13 local authority museums in the country, of various shapes and sizes, and funded variously by county, city and town councils. These museums collect, safeguard, hold in trust, research, develop and interpret...
IMA Museum Practitioners Forum on Friday 10th July 2009, Merrion Square, Dublin
11th International Conference on Industrial Heritage is taking place in Spain on 23 - 26 September 2009. The main theme of this event is Film Industry as Heritage.
Organiser: European Museums Forum
European Museums Forum (EMF) workshop: Islands and Coastal Heritage will be held in Sardinia on 16 -18 October 2009.
Organiser: Heritage Council
On 23rd June 2008, the Heritage Council held a Policy Day on Irish transport Collections.
Irish Museums Association Seminar
Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
September 18th, Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly
The Hunt Symposium Series : 23 September 2010
Conference announcement: 8th-9th November 2010. Trinity College Dublin.
Continuing Professional Development Courses 2011A range of intensive courses combining lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises held at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, England.
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The Fry Model Railway Museum, Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin
Wednesday 13 October 2010. Waterford Museum of Treasures
Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity in Ireland's Cultural Spaces seminar. Friday November 19th, 2010. Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. BOOKED OUT.
Tuam, Co. Galway, Saturday 4th December.
Workshops being organised by Laois Partnership in association with Laois County Council, on the use of new technology to record graveyards and memorials. Training will be provided by Eachtra Archaeology and will involve all...
Hillsborough Courthouse. Wednesday 23rd March 2011.
The Hunt Museum Limerick
7th April-27th April
Donegal County Museum., 18 May 2011
22nd & 23rd October 2011
PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland), Belfast 13th October 2011
by Dr Peter Jordan at the County Museum on Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm
Thursday, 23 February 2012. Focusing on the paper archive, the conference proposes that archaeological archives are a crucial national heritage resource, worthy of continued curation, which should be accessible to all researchers...
The agenda for the inaugural workshop of this series is now available. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 3rd March 2012 at NUI, Galway.
8th March, Waterford. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canon Patrick Power, author of “The Placenames of the Decies”.
The Oral History Network of Ireland is conscious that there are ethical and legal considerations in the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories of the past which ought to be deliberated in a public forum by people...
24th March, Dublin. This seminar aims to increase public awareness of Ireland’s fascinating geoheritage and will examine the diversity of projects taking place in Ireland.
30th May, Dublin. The National Disability Authority and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht are hosting a one day conference on access to historic buildings and places.
Ranks Mills was crucial to Limerick life over a span of several decades. This exhibition celebrates a vital industry for the city in the recent past from the workers' perspective.
21st April, Kerry. Following on from the outstanding success of the Galway event the Heritage Council is pleased to announce the details of the next workshop in the series which will take place in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
Throughout 2012 Clifden will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding. This genealogy event is one of several taking place during the year to celebrate this important milestone in Clifden's history.
Events throughout the month of April at the National Library including free entry to the Yeats exhibition and ‘Particles of the Past’ exhibition - as part of Dublin City of Science 2012.
Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest general science conference, which this year will be held in Dublin.
This May and June, for six weeks, The Ark will be running an exhibition, combined with a series of workshops for schools, exploring biodiversity through artistic creativity.
Tours, events and exhibitions throughout the month of May.
Multiple events, from workshops to film screenings, will be held through till the end of May as part of the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age.
Lots of free tours, events and exhibitions thoughout the month of June.
This year to celebrate this historic date Glasnevin Museum will run a series of events Including a Joycean breakfast in the Tower cafe, a reading of Chapter six Hades by the Dublin Shakespeare Society and a Joycean tour of the...
Every Friday - 2 Adults and 2 Children can visit Glasnevin Museum for €5 Museum and Tour included! That’s a sunny Discount of €20!
Programme of Activities for Families to Explore Glasnevin Museum!
Are you interested in hearing about and discussing new and innovative projects that are happening on the ground in museums, public galleries and cultural institutions? Blow Your Own Trumpet, the IMA's Practitioners' Forum,...
RSAI 1st International Conference on the History of Science in Medieval Ireland
This programme examines how traditional and contemporary craft practices are evolving production models in the post-industrial context of the 21st Century.
September, Co. Galway - The Galway City Heritage Office has organised an exhibition of old photographs associated with maritime and water heritage at Galway City Museum/Musaem Cathrach.
Two separate exhibitions exploring the themes of this year’s PhotoIreland Festival - Migrations: Diaspora & Cultural Identity.
As part of the Glasnevin Trust lecture series, renowned historian and writer Mr. Tim Pat Cooghan will give an address on “Michael Collins and the Bankers”.
July 2012 - May 2013: To celebrate ‘Dublin City of Science 2012’ the Library has organised an exhibition showcasing some of the important historic science collections held by the Academy.
The public is invited to re-visit those eventful days at a talk on the Evictions by John S. Kelly.
Glasnevin Museum has reduced the price for its fantasic Family Day coming up this Saturday to €10 per family!!!!
Continued offers and discounts at the Glasnevin Museum through 31st August!
Sensing the City is a series of citizenship science experiments for 12-15 year olds, with a focus on biodiversity.
13-14 October, Dublin - Calling all potential print masters!
September - December, Co. Mayo - Seán Ó Séadhacháin Exhibition, Coggalbeg Hoard, Connaught Textile Crafters and much more to see at the museum this autumn.
September, Dublin - From Traditional Crafters to Folk Art ... come see what's in store!
Walking tours in partnership with Irish Architecture Foundation and Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.
4 October, Co. Galway - Archives: Celebrating Ireland’s Archival Heritage
Daily until 30 September, Dublin - For a limited time, there are live re-enactments of the famous oration delivered by Padraig Pearse at Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s grave, everyday at 2.30pm.
21 September, Dublin - Glasnevin Museum will be open free of charge from 5pm to 9pm on Culture Night. Tours of the O'Connell crypt at 5.30pm and 6pm. The architect who designed the museum, Hugh Maguire will give a talk entitled...
21 September, Co. Cavan. This workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage.
Adult education courses, guided tours, exhibitions, children's workshops - there's really a lot going on!
Clifden, Co. Galway, 12th-14th Oct. The Italian inventor and entrepreneur who built his transatlantic wireless telegraphy station in Derrigimlagh will be celebrated over the course of this weekend.
19th & 20th Oct, Dublin. This symposium will be presented by Yvonne Scott, Head of History of Art & Architecture Dept., TCD and Barbara Dawson, Director of Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane.
17th Nov, Dublin. Supported by the Heritage Council, this event will bring digitised footage spanning nearly half a century to a new audience.
10th Nov, Co. Laois. Speakers will include Jacqui Donnelly (Dept of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) on Energy Efficiency in Historic buildings, Richard McLoughlin of Lotts Architecture on How to Write a Conservation Report and...
9th Nov, Cork. The Cork Branch of the WFA in partnership with Triskel Arts Centre will present an evening of remembrance in music, song and story to remember the 4,000 servicemen with Cork connections who died fighting in the...
A great selection of events to choose from, including Kitchen Science for Kids, the Family History Roadshow & FREE multi-media exhibitions - Particles of the Past & William Butler Yeats.
Oct 2012 - April 2013. The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, in association with the OPW, presents a series of public lectures at Castletown House, Co. Kildare & Strokestown House, Co. Roscommon.
2nd-4th Nov, Dublin. Speakers from all over Europe will present their views and ideas about the future of museums, about deaccessioning strategies and about museums' work with the older people.
The Irish National Heritage Park plays host to Art exhibitions in association with the Wexford Opera Fringe Festival which runs from 19th October until 4th of November 2012.
Sat 17th & Sun 18th November - a weekend of events, talks and films celebrating how conservation works in the National Museum of Ireland.
20th Nov, Dublin. This lecture is part of a lecture series ‘The Kitchen Archive’ that focuses on how recipes and culinary skills have been communicated through the centuries in Ireland.
Currently - March 2013. For the first time, a selection of 30 paintings that once belonged to Chester Beatty are on display in the Chester Beatty Library. The paintings are among some ninety works presented by Beatty to the Irish...
The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History will hold a special day of talks to showcase new research on the theme of ‘Visual & Material Culture’ at Collins Barracks on Saturday 16th February 2013.
Events include free guided-tours, temporary exhibitions and free lectures - inclulding celebrity Chef, Nevin Maguire, Dec 19th at 7pm.
Exhibitions, free giuded tours, talks and lectures - there's lots going on at the National Library this January!
19th Jan, Dublin. From Sienese wood carving designs to Oppenheimer mosaic floors, join the Museum Educator for a closer look at the beautiful features that make the Museum building unique.
Limerick County Council has announced details of its sixth season of biennial lectures on the Built Heritage of Limerick including Medieval Limerick City, the architectural history of the University of Limerick, the Archaeology...
Lots on at the National Museum - tours, talks, workshops and exhibitions throughout the month of January.
It’s going to be an exciting year at the National Library of Ireland as they launch their new events programme for Spring.
There's lots going on at the National Museum this February including tours, workshops, exhibitions and talks!
9th/ 10th/ 16th/ 17th March, Dublin. Glasnevin Trust in celebration of Irish language week will offer tours of the cemetery in Irish. Tour will be led by Glasnevin Trust Tour Guide Paddy Gleeson.
Tours, talks, lectures and exhibitions, many of which are free and for all the family!
In the next lecture in this series, on the 6th Feb, Christopher Ridgway will show how historic houses in England and Ireland try to meet the challenges of the contemporary age. Following lecture on the 6th March.
Feb-July, Dublin. The first half of 2013 at the National Print Museum is packed with new and exciting events, lectures, demonstration days and workshops!
22nd-24th February, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny. "The Porous Museum: Making Connections, Building Partnerships" - Irish Museums Association Annual Conference
26 & 27th April, Dublin- A conference on the Material and visual culture of the Easter Rising.
March 15th - Dublin. A journey of discovery through the history of printing.
March 24th, Dublin. Guided walking tour of Beggars Bush Barracks and its surrounds, set in the context of the area’s fascinating involvement in the week long rebellion.
16th March- View the records (births, marriage, deaths) of Christ Church, Limerick City for free this Saturday.
27th April 2013- Kilkenny Archaeological Society (KAS) and The Rothe House Trust (RHT) are staging a conference to share recent summaries of knowledge on the interpretation of the House.
25th May, Dublin: Friends of Medieval Dublin present the 15th Medieval Dublin Symposium
16th May, Wicklow- Come along to find out how to trace your Wicklow ancestors and learn a little bit about the history of the youngest county in Ireland.
14th-16th June, Waterford- A conference celebrating the 650th anniversary of the unification of the dioceses of Waterford and Lismore
30th May, Belfast- How to engage your visitors through play? How to use games and play in your museum to create a meaningful visitor experience.
18th May, The Worldwide Community of Museums celebrate International Museums Day. The theme for 2013 is museums + creativity = social change
Were you there when JFK was here in May 1963? If so, the National Library of Ireland would love you to come along to the National Library on 30th May and Share your memories.
13 & 14th June- NUI Galway- Landed Estates Conference
30th June-6th July, Cork- A complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research and will be held at University College Cork.
18th & 19th October, Wicklow- This exciting two day international conference brings together an exceptional group of speakers from across Ireland, Europe and beyond.
July-August, Dublin- See inside an undisturbed tenement property and get a taste of life of the working people of Dublin.(Open July 1st until August 31st)
25 August, Derry- Take part in a giant wave to honour the 400 years since the creation of Derry City Walls.
Online exhibition May-September 2013
23rd - 26th September, Limavady, Co Derry-
13 & 14 September, Dublin- Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of the 'Great Earl' of Kildare
Dublin, 4-6 October- 100 great Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to the public to allow citizens and visitors to explore the architecture of their city.
3rd October, Dublin- An evening celebrating Jane Austen and the Launch of the newly formed Jane Austen Society of Ireland.
28-29 September, Youghal, Cork- Organised by Youghal Celebrates History. The subject of this year's conference is ‘From Fields of Gold; A Celebration of Irish Whiskey’
20th September, Donegal- Come along and learn about the cultural heritage, traditional architecture and emigration from west Donegal.
25th September, Dublin- Briefing Session for TDs and Senators on how vital Heritage Council grants are to your local community.
26th September, Dublin- During the 17thC Franciscan Luke Wadding established a college and library in Rome. This lecture will open a window into this wonderful library, its founders, donors and readers.
The Heritage Council were delighted to be involved at the National Ploughing Championships in Stradbally, Co Laois last week.
18th October, Dublin- IMA Forums are opportunities to share experience of working in museums with colleagues from across the Irish museums sector.
9th October, Dublin- Exploring how to deal with derelict buildings and spaces in your town
11th October, Westport, Co Mayo- This is an opportunity to learn about the history, architecture, art, landscape and conservation of Westport House and town
15 & 16 November, Kerry- A Symposium of scholars will gather to discuss An Seabhac and explore the important bilingual, socio-political and cultural value of his personal papers.
21st November, Dublin- The large ocean liners of the early to mid-twentieth century have become symbols of both luxury and tragedy. Ephemera associated with them have always held souvenir status and is now highly sought after by...
16 November, Dublin- The Garda Siochana Historical Society are campaigning to digitize old police photographs, artefacts & documents before the identities/stories associated with the items are forgotten.
3rd & 4th December, Kilkenny- The purpose of the course is teach members of the community how to conceive, design and run a temporary exhibition or town museum in an unused town centre space.