Museum of Childhood Project – upcoming events

Moriarty Unmasked: Conan Doyle and an Anglo-Irish Quarrel

Venue: Piggybank, 94 Lower George’s St.Dún Laoghaire. 7.30pm on Friday 27th April.

Dublin based independent historian and author Jane Stanford, presents:

Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for the Sherlock Holmes stories, was of Irish descent, describing himself as an Anglo-Celt. Born in Scotland, he made his home in England but he visited Ireland often and numbered among his close friends the Irish literary and political giants of the age. Actively involved with a resolution of the Irish Question, Doyle explores in his fiction the inherent obstacles to peace. His creation, Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ arch-enemy, embodies the Fenian threat at the very heart of the British Empire.


Free film workshops on Shakespeare

The Museum of Childhood Project with the British Council Ireland, are arranging a series of free film workshops on Shakespeare, in conjunction with Newpark school Blackrock. Queens University Belfast PhD candidate in modern Shakespeare adaptation, Cynthia Martin, will facilitate. This follows on from the very successful pre Christmas BCI exhibition Kenneth Branagh/Shakespeare Lives that we hosted at Piggybank/Write Club. These workshops will take place throughout 2018/19 at Newpark school.


This coming summer we are collaborating to roll out /fund projects for children in our community here in Dún Laoghaire.

Easter face painting for children.

Venue: Piggybank.94 Lower George’s St. Dún Laoghaire, Saturday 31st March.

Happy Easter from The Museum of Childhood Project team! Come to DúnLaoghaire on Saturday morning and let the amazing Annie work her magic.She can paint anything!

Free workshops for teenagers

Don’t forget that The Museum of Childhood Project host or run free teenage workshops every night of the week, upstairs in our gorgeous bookshop room at Piggybank:

Monday:Foróige Club.
Tuesday: Tinterach . (creativity through Irish)
Wednesday:Fighting Words, Write Club (creativity through English)
Thursday: Prism dlr. (Autism spectrum network)
Friday:Museum of Childhood scheduled talks/Events.
Saturday:Museum of Childhood scheduled talks/Events.
Sunday: Cuala song writer collective.

Remembering Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books!

April 3rd- 17th. Bank of Ireland Dún Laoghaire.
Collection exhibition and history of these iconic books.

Crolly Dolls of Donegal, Ireland.

April 18th-May 2nd. BOI Dún Laoghaire.
Collection exhibition and history.

Parent and child photographs through the ages.

May 3rd to 17th. BOI Dún Laoghaire.
Gallery of photographs.
Interactive exhibition, including contemporary portrait photographs taken throughout the two week exhibition.


In June, the team of historians (from Irish universities) and members of The Museum of Childhood Project will host a conference in Dún Laoghaire on their areas of recent research on Childhood and growing up in Ireland. Venue yet to be confirmed.

The Museum of Childhood Project will be welcoming the first of many, of our children’s War Museum exhibitions to the Lexicon for the last week of April and first week of May. (It travels to Galway, Belfast,Limerick and Cork from here!) It will be followed at a later date by the Basque Children’s exhibition and the Syrian Children’s Art Project. These will tour the country too.

The Museum of Childhood Project, is a completely voluntary organisation. All board members work in a voluntary capacity and do not receive expenses. Profit earned from Piggybank is used to bring as many elements of the proposed Museum of Childhood as possible to the community of Dún Laoghaire, while we search for a permanent home for the museum.

2 Comments on “Museum of Childhood Project – upcoming events”

  • Can I get updates about forthcoming events please? I have liked you on fbk but just see the crolly dolls now and its over this weekend, I’ve missed it! How do I find out about future events please. Freda

    • Hi Freda,

      Have you signed up to our ezine? You can do this from our home page or under ‘News & Events’ > DLR PPN Ezine

      Best regards,


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