All About Hurling Tour for Kids
Date: August 18th
Where: Croke Park GAA Museum
This National Heritage Week, the GAA Museum are offering visitors the chance to learn more about the sport of hurling and the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
Where better to learn about the skills, heroes and uniqueness of hurling than at Croke Park – the home of Irish sport? Hurling dates back over 2,000 years and in 2018, alongside camogie, it was added to the UNESCO list of protected cultural activities around the world.
Through a passionate guide, hear about the Irish mythological warrior and hurler, Cú Chulainn while learning the technique and skill required to play and strike the ball. This tour is for kids and includes a chance to walk pitchside at Croke Park and spend time in the GAA Museum where the original Liam MacCarthy trophy is on display.
Hands on Hurling tours for Heritage Week are free of charge but must be booked online in advance. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, click here.
Biodiversity Talk with Pond Dipping
Date: August 18th at 11.30am and 2.30pm
Where: The Lake at Birr Castle Demesne, Offaly
Explore the amazing aquatic life that live below the surface of the still freshwater. Aquatic invertebrates are a very important indicator of water quality in the environment.
Now more than ever it’s important to realise that even the smallest creatures in an ecosystem, as small as the tip of your baby finger even, are so incredibly important. Prepare to be amazed by what we find and identify.
Suitable for children age 5-12 years. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-booking is essential. For more information and to book, click here.
Irish School of Archaeology – Coin Striking Workshop
Date: August 18th from 12-4pm
Where: Cork Public Museum
Throughout the day the children will get to see the Viking Coin Making Workshop where it will be demonstrated how Ireland’s first coin was minted while learning all about ancient trade and commerce in medieval Ireland.
The School of Irish Archaeology will introduce their workshops and coin striking, designed for children from 5-12 years of age. Workshops will bring the past to life through practical, interactive experiences in a hands-on learning environment.
There are five 40-minute sessions with limited space in each session. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. For more information, click here.