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Oct
28
Sun
Family Activity: Storygami Bats @ Dublin Castle
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Activity: Storygami Bats @ Dublin Castle | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

To celebrate Halloween and Dublin Castle’s links to Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, join us for this special writing and origami workshop. Suitable for families with children aged 8-12 years.

This workshop is free but booking is required.

Nov
3
Sat
Special tour: The Presidents of Ireland @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Special tour: The Presidents of Ireland @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

In anticipation of the up and coming Presidential inauguration at Dublin Castle, this tour explores the history of these special events which have taken place in St Patrick’s Hall since 1938. Suitable for adults.

This event is free but booking is required.

Nov
4
Sun
Family Activity: Head and shoulders above the rest @ Dublin Castle
Nov 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Family Activity: Head and shoulders above the rest @ Dublin Castle | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

To close our exhibition, “On a Pedestal“, we will run an art workshop for families with children aged 8-12.

The exhibition explores contemporary bust portraiture, modern faces inspired by the classical tradition. The classical busts celebrated gods and heroes, emperors, philosophers and generals. Later, family members were also immortalised in stone and bronze. In “On a Pedestal”, we also see admired characters from history and fiction, friends, family members and even the artists themselves placed “On a pedestal”.

After a tour of the exhibition, the participants will consider… who is missing? The children will be asked, who do you think deserves to be celebrated in art? Who will you put “On a pedestal”? Perhaps a favourite character from a story, a celebrity, your teacher, parent or guardian, or yourself? Working together, parents and children will create a bust of their celebrated person to take home.

Free. Suitable for families with children aged 8-12. No booking necessary. First-come, first-served. Meet in the entrance hall of the State Apartments.