MidTerm Break Adventures

Hi everyone,

I’m sure the relief came to alot of you this week with the sound of the word MidTerm echoing in many corridors. However, after one or two days sitting at home you may find yourself restless and searching for something to do.

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There are so many FREE events on this week that have a strong historical significance so I thought I would share some that you can mark in your diary. These would make excellent excursions for this MidTerm break for yourself, family and friends. In a previous post linked here, I mentioned Glasnevin Cemetery which has plenty of events on to keep yourself and family occupied including a Children’s Twilight Tour this Halloween.

This weekend until Tuesday October 27th, The Bram Stoker Festival comes to Dublin to celebrate Halloween 2015. Conceived as a celebration of Dublin-born Gothic writer Bram Stoker and his renowned novel ‘Dracula’, Dublin city will get gloriously gothic though a range of programmed events this October 23 to 27 during the Bank Holiday Weekend. With something for everyone, the festival caters for families and late-night chill seekers alike.

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The National Gallery of Ireland has created a special schedule of events for this year’s Bram Stoker Festival. With something to suit all ages, the gallery has organised a programme that includes everything from educational talks for adults on Bram Stoker, to workshops for families. At this talk, Dr Jarlath Killeen, editor of ‘Bram Stoker: Centenary Essays’ asks, “Who Was Bram Stoker?”.

For more information, you can check out the website, contact: 01-6615133 or email info@ngi.ie www.nationalgallery.ie

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Understanding the Importance of Oral History

Wednesday 28 October 2015 18:30 – 20:00 at the RDS Dublin.

At this fascinating talk entitled Understanding the Value of Oral History, hear his own stories and learn from his expertise as Maurice O’Keefe discusses the methodology involved in compiling oral history collections as well as demonstrating examples of the most poignant and historically relevant recorded audio testimony, brought to you direct from the archives.

With thousands of voices from every corner of the country laid bare on tape for generations, find out why oral recordings are particularly valuable when recounting the local, national and social history of Ireland.

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Ethiad Skyline Tour

Where? Croke Park

Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, visitors will go to a walkway 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of Dublin and find out more about key landmarks in the city. All tour fees include free admission to the GAA musuem. For group bookings see Skyline Groups. The cost is resaonable starting at €12 for children, Students/Seniors €18 and Adults at €20. Family tickets are also available. Ethiad Skyline Tours recommend booking online in advance. For further information please email skyline@crokepark.ie or visit www.skylinecrokepark.ie You can also phone 01-8192323.

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Plenty of ideas for other History tours in Dublin are available at Visit Dublin.

I hope you find some of these recommendations useful for your Mid Term Break adventures!

As always let me know what you think and most importantly enjoy your MidTerm Break! 🙂

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