Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Museum of Childhood Ireland/Músaem Óige na hÉireann

Learning from the Past: Why the History of Childhood and Youth Matters


When people talk about why we should study the past, a common point is that those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. However, the relationship between the past and present is often more complex than this simplified warning. For Culture Night 2022, the Museum of Childhood Ireland asked researchers and practitioners at various career stages, all of whom are working on projects relating to childhood and youth, to consider the relationship between the past and the present, especially in terms of how this emerges in their own work. In these pre-recorded reflections, everyone engages with the pertinent question of why it is important to understand the history of childhood and youth and its relevance in the present day.

Time: 4.00pm - 11.00pm

Genres: Heritage / Literature / Talk

Features: Not suitable for children

Website: http://museumofchildhood.ie/

Phone: 087 681 6760

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Tadgh and Maranda Meet Tom the Tinsmith


Join author Nora Corcoran as she performs a reading of her children’s book celebrating Traveller heritage and culture.

“Mister, teach me to be a Tinsmith. so I can keep our Traveller Traditions alive; then my Nanna won’t be sad anymore!”. Nanna’s eyes filled with tears. Covering her red face, Maranda sighed “Ohh, Tadgh.”

Nora Corcoran is a writer of children’s fictional literature on Traveller traditions and culture, inspired by her own Irish Traveller background. The Irish Traveller (Mincéir) community are an ethnic minority with their own unique language called Cant, whose ancestors can be traced back to the 12th century in Ireland. A nomadic tribe, with traditions, a culture and heritage so different from the settled population. Nora hopes to capture the beauty of this rich culture and heritage in the pages of her children’s book “Tadgh and Maranda Meet Tom the Tinsmith”.

The Museum of Childhood Ireland is delighted to host this pre-recorded story telling event suitable for children and adults of all ages.

Time: 4.00pm - 11.00pm

Genres: Heritage / Literature

Features: All ages

Website: http://www.museumofchildhood.ie/

Phone: 0876816760

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