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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# National Museum Of Ireland

This year
Dublin's Dead Zoo to close again with plans for a satellite exhibit in Collins Barracks
A report by
Eimer McAuley
The Dead Zoo will live on during the coming closure through a “satellite exhibit” at Collins Barracks.
The National Museum of Ireland reopened eight months ago after after two years of closure.
The Journal understands that some visitors have recently been told that the next closure could be as long as five years.
There are plans to ensure that the Dead Zoo will live on throughout the next closure with a satellite exhibition at Collins Barracks.
Last year
# Eamon De Valera
Ó Cuív donates gun owned by Éamon de Valera to museum
The revolver was gifted to de Valera in June 1919.
All time
# Culture
National Museum of Ireland cites Black Lives Matter and says it wants to be 'more inclusive'
The NMI is made up of four museum sites, three in Dublin and one in Castlebar.
'Sheep-shearing and horse racing': Photography exhibition offers insight into the Ireland of yesteryear
The exhibition open at the National Museum of Ireland tonight.
# moving house
Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum
The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.
# bronze age
National Museum of Ireland recovers Bronze Age axe found through illegal metal detecting
The museum is now appealing to the public to report discoveries of archaeological objects.
# National Museum Of Ireland
Ireland's wars, the first Dáil and rural electrification - A look at the National Museum of Ireland's 2019 programme
The museum will stage five temporary exhibitions alongside its usual long-term collections.
# birds of a feather
This feathered creature could be the missing link between dinosaurs and birds
The creature is part of Jurassic Skies exhibition at the National Musem of Ireland in Dublin that looks at the evolution of flight.
# Save Wood Quay
‘I knew I'd never do anything as important again’: Wood Quay Archaeologist over 40 years on
One of the most controversial events of the 1970s the bulldozing of Dublin’s Wood Quay is the subject of a new TG4 documentary.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# the bangles
Donegal locals discover hoard of gold objects from Bronze Age
The exact location of the find will not be revealed so treasure hunters are not attracted to the area.
# gathering dust
Bosco mugs to ration books: Do you have objects that could help tell the story of Ireland's last 100 years?
A new campaign is calling on the public to help tell the story of Ireland over the past 100 years through everyday objects.
# Father courage
Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead
The extraordinary bravery of Fr William Doyle is told in new exhibition at National Museum.
# Mental Health
National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'
In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.
# Eileen Gray
First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank
The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.
# chattle and daub
13 Irish museum relics with important Snapchat captions
It’s your turn, National Museum of Ireland.
# hidden history
The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I
Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.
# admission fees
National museums closure threat recedes as minister provides €2m in extra funding
Heather Humphreys acknowledges the institutions are facing “funding challenges”.
# Gold Rush
Going for gold: 400 year-old coins go on display at National Museum
Eighty one gold coins belonging to a seventeenth century merchant have gone on display at the National Museum of Ireland. Very little chocolate is said to be inside them.
# stolen treasure
Dead treasure hunter's loot of 899 artefacts returned to Irish museum
The items came to light following a tip-off from the British Museum to the National Museum of Ireland.
# Medieval Font
Stolen medieval font returned to Meath church
“There wasn’t a begging ass on the roads of Ireland” that didn’t know the artefact was missing, according to National Museum Of Ireland spokesman.
# Starry Plough Flag
President Higgins speaks of a "new version of Irishness" at conservation of Starry Plough Flag
Higgins was speaking at the National Museum of Ireland to mark the conservation of the original Starry Plough Flag, once used by the Irish Citizen Army.
# Museum
Louvre is world's most visited museum
Paris museum received 10 million visitors in 2012, 10 times as many as Ireland’s four national museums combined did in 2011.
# Cancer Research
Campaign aims to turn jewellery into funding for cancer research
The non-profit organisation “Jewels for Cures” aims to recreate Brian Boru’s crown from the unwanted gold, before selling it off.
# Relics
Ireland's ancient relics - what are they and how have they survived?
From their religious classification to the clues they provide archaeologists about Ireland’s chieftains and kings, here’s your guide to Irish relics.
# Moore Street
Deenihan to make decision on Moore St site 'as soon as possible'
The arts minister says the National Museum of Ireland has sent a submission relating to the use of the 1916 Rising HQ.
# Bog Body
Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king
The National Museum of Ireland’s head of antiquities says further examination of the human remains would reveal more details about their life and social status.
# Fáilte
Don't drink Murphy's or call people British and beware of Coppers - CNN's Dublin advice
CNN has published a guide for people coming to Dublin, warning them of tourist traps and recommending some gems.
# Tourism
Over 1.4m visits in first six months of the year to museums and galleries