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KIDS ACTIVITIES

Wondering what to do with the kids over the Culture Date with Dublin 8 Weekend? We have you sorted! 

Below is a listing of our family friendly activities and tours which you can do over Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May.

 

Please be aware if ticket booking is required - all events are free.

*Kids tours at Kilmainham Gaol fully booked

 

We hope you have a great Culture Date with Dublin 8

SATURDAY 14TH MAY

Marsh's Library

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LEGO Hunt - featuring significant Irish figures from the library's past

Saturday 14th May 
10am - 5pm

Come to Ireland’s first public library to track down our mini-figure friends featuring 8 Irish writers in tiny yellow form ready to join the fun for the festival weekend. While you’re searching for our pals, you can also explore the library where they’ve been inspired. Ask about our Bullet Books or Maurice the Mummy! 

Richmond Barracks

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Children's History Workshop: What was there before Inchicore?

 

Saturday 14 May at 11am 

Booking Required

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children at Richmond Barracks. 

Step back in time as we trace Inchicore and Kilmainham’s development from Viking burials to the city suburbs we know today. Use maps and other tools to chart the changing face of Inchicore throughout the centuries and learn about the people who have called the area home at different points throughout history. 

SUNDAY 15TH MAY

IMMA - IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

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Explorer Family WorkshopCreate your own Artwork
Sunday 15th May

 2 – 4pm
Booking essential, click here to book your place. 

Enjoy some creative family time with our Explorer family art workshop. Children and grown-ups will explore selected artworks in the museum and make artworks together. Led by our Visitor Engagement Team, this is a fun family experience. All materials provided.

PHOENIX PARK

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Guided Tour of The New Phoenix Park Biodiversity Centre
Sunday 15th May

3:00pm
No Booking Required

Learn about the different habitats that exist in the Phoenix Park and the diversity of species that can be found here. There are trees, wild flowers, mammals, birds, bees, butterflies, and dragonflies all living in the Phoenix Park.