Lecture series begins at National Museum

Christmas Food Fair

The Christmas Food Fair will take place in the Museum grounds on Saturday December 13 from 11am to 5pm. Other activities will include workshops in making decorations, gift wrapping etc, Christmas Carols and the annual Santa visit. If you are a food producer and are interested in taking a stand at the Fair, please contact as soon as possible. Telephone: 094 90 31773 or e-mail: [email protected].

Stardome

Take this opportunity to view the Stardome from the Armagh Planetarium and enjoy a trip around the most fascinating objects in the night sky. This event will take place tomorrow (Saturday October 11 ) at 11am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Recycling Week: Irish Seed Savers Association (ISSA )

Sunday October 12

Talk and Demonstration: Composting Household & Garden Waste from 2.30pm to 3.15pm. Learn how to reduce your environmental impact through composting. Discover different types of bins from wormeries to home-made compost.

3.45pm – 4.45pm Talk and Workshop: Magically turn one seed into a thousand!

Discover how to save seeds from vegetables and flowers in your own garden. Try your hand at seed saving with vegetables from the ISSA organic gardens. From 3.45pm to 4.45pm.

Junior workshop: Housing in the past.

Join Brendan McDonnell of the Education & Outreach Department to explore housing in the past through hands-on activities. From 4pm to 5pm on Wednesday October 15.

Evening Lecture Series October and November

The Moylough Belt Shrine: A Medieval Treasure

Thursday Evenings at 8pm. Lectures are free of charge but bookings required.

Thursday October 16: The Moylough Belt Shrine- Its Discovery & Significance. Raghnall O’Floinn, Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland. Other lectures in the series: Thursday 23 October: Peatland discoveries & archaeological Landscapes’

Pádraig Clancy, Curator, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Thursday October 30: The Church in the 8th / 9th century’ Tony Candon, Manager Keeper, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Thursday November 6: Secrets of the Bog Bodies. Éamon P Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland. Thursday November 13: The Moylough Belt Shrine, 8th or 9th century?. Peter Harbison, Archaeologist and Author. Thursday November 27: Medieval Relics and Reliquaries in Ireland: Raghnall O’Floinn, Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland.

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