Adult and Community

For Those with Diverse Interests, Needs, and Learning Styles

Adult Learners

Dublin Castle has an exciting ongoing programme of events for adult learners with diverse interests, needs and learning styles. Our programme includes talks, lectures and workshops. All education activities are free, so come and explore!

For details on upcoming talks and workshops see our Calendar or sign up to our newsletter below.

Talks and workshops are free, but booking is required. Please contact us to reserve a seat.

Community and Outreach

Dublin Castle’s community engagement and outreach service expands our learning programme beyond the walls of the Castle. Through collection-focused projects and events we reach out into the community and work with groups who might not otherwise access the Castle’s public programme.

For further information, please contact us.

The Education department can be contacted at +353 1 6458812 or dublincastleeducation@opw.ie.

Dementia Friendly Workshops

In 2016, Dublin Castle started working with The Orchard Day Care Centre in Blackrock to deliver a range of workshops to people with Dementia and Alzheimers. The initiative is outreach based and run by trained members of staff. Our objectives with these workshops are to trigger imaginative responses and personal reminiscences from people living with Dementia, their families and carers.

Dublin Castle’s Young Writers

Dublin Castle is home to The Writing Group for Normal People, a group of teenagers working on individual projects who meet to read and critique one another’s writing. The group was founded in 2015 in association with Fighting Words, a Dublin-based organisation that runs creative writing workshops for children and teenagers. Our members have enjoyed success in competitions, have been published and have given public readings of their work here in the Castle. We expect to see the names of these young writers on bookshelves very soon!

Methodical Wanderers

Methodical Wanderers is a group of adult makers who continue to engage with Dublin Castle in various ways. The group originated in the Wandering Methods craft workshops that took place in 2012 and 2013 in Rathfarnham Castle, and in 2014 in Dublin Castle as part of the Bealtaine festival.

Youth Art Projects*

Dublin Castle has collaborated with a number of organisations and has an ongoing relationship with
Crosscare
St Andrew’s Resource Centre
the Liberties After School Club

We invite Youthreach teachers, youth workers, and community workers or volunteers involved with homework clubs or summer projects to get in touch with us and discuss ideas for pilot projects or once-off activities. Please contact us for more information.

* We are grateful for the support we have received from the National Youth Council of Ireland, without which some of these projects would not have materialised.