Family Events in Dublin
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National Heritage Week, Throughout Dublin,  23rd to 31st August.   Aims to promote
awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage, with events throughout the city, such
as : Drop-in Family Drawing Sessions at the National Gallery, Bright Sparks Ingenious
Inventions Lab at the Casino Marino, Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin at Dublinia,
Family Fun Day at the Print Museum, Singing Day for Children, Children's Day at Aras an
Uachtarain and much more.  
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Heritage Week at the National Wax Museum Plus, 23rd to 31st August.  Every
Saturday & Sunday our resident story tellers will re-enact some of our enchanting tales from
Celtic Mythology including the renowned stories of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Cú Chulainn, Queen
Meadbh and many more.  Folk tales are a monumental part of our Irish heritage and culture,
and we at the museum want to commemorate our unique stories with our visitors.  
Imaginosity, Sandyford, August. Come visit us during the Summer Holidays and have lots
of fun at - Solar System Mobile Art, Rocket to the Moon Drama, Professor Squiggly's
Waterlab, Galaxy Gloop Science Experiment, The Generation Game and more.  And every
morning between 9.30 to 11.30, we have Wobblers and Toddlers.
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Medieval Skyline Tour, Dublinia, 30th and 31st of August, 2.30pm.  Join in a tour of our
large scale model of Medieval Dublin, and then follow our guide as they bring you to the top
of St. Michael’s Tower to spot the medieval streetscape and buildings still visible in the city
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Make a medieval purse!, Dublinia, 6th September.  Make your very own Viking
merchant's pouch, made from cows skin!  A Family First Saturdays event at Dublinia.  
Make/Shape: Collaborations in Clay, The Ark, 9 Sep to 18 Oct.  Leads you playfully
through techniques, processes and explorations of clay.  The exhibition celebrates the work
of eight ceramic artists who have worked on the DCCoI’s primary schools CRAFTed
programme.  Join our investigation of clay, from rolling and shaping, marking and making to
glazing and firing.  Then roll up your sleeves and get making in our response stations!
Hands On - Early Years Workshop, The Ark, 11 Sep - 18 Oct 2014.  A tactile
workshop for you and your child using child friendly modelling dough and a range of
decorations.  The workshop begins with you making your own play dough/modelling clay with
artist Deirdre Rogers. You and your child will be encouraged to explore mixing, rolling,
shaping,  pinching, tearing, mark making and pressing using the dough.  
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Cabinteely Carnival, Cabinteely Park, September 14th, 1pm to 5pm.  Roll Up, Roll Up! On
Sunday September 14th 2014 in Cabinteely Park, dlr Events has the perfect antidote to the
back to school blues with Cabinteely Carnival!  Cabinteely Carnival from 1pm to 5pm in front
of Cabinteely House, is a free family fun day out featuring circus performers, activities and a
chance for you to learn some circus skills.

Culture Night, Throughout Dublin, Friday 19th September.  For one night only the city’s
museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists studios, cultural centres and more, will
open their doors late for a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure. Hundreds
of talks, tours, performances and events for you, your family and friends to participate in
and enjoy. Join the thousands who will be staying up late for culture!
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Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season, The Ark, (27th September to 12th October).  
Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark join forces once again to present a season of
acclaimed Irish and international productions for families and schools,including A Mano
(Sept 27 – 28), The Way Back Home (Sept 30 – Oct 4), The Tragic Life of Cheeseboy (Oct
5 - 7) and The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean (Oct -9 - 12).  
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