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(Archaeology), Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The National Museum of Ireland marks the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf with an exciting exhibition include displays of Viking and Irish weapons, typical of those used in the battle, alongside hordes of precious silver objects and religious treasures. See www. museum.ie Free


information. Free All year Until Sun 22 June, 10am-7pm


THE ART OF THE BRICK Ambassador Theatre, Parnell Square The world’s largest touring Lego art exhibition continues at the Ambassador Theatre. Over 70 art sculptures created from more than a million Lego bricks The Art of the Brick has been proclaimed by CNN as one of the world’s 10 must-see exhibitions. Visit www. theartofthebrick.ie for information. Tickets via Ticketmaster 0818 719 300


Ticket prices: Monday to Weds adult €14, child €8, family of four €34; Thurs - Sun adult €17, child €9, family of four €42


FAIRY WOOD Corkagh Park, Clondalkin The Fairy Wood features fairy doors hidden among the trees, with the name of each fairy and what they do marked on a plaque below each tree. Free


All summer, 9.30am-8pm


AIRFIELD FARM Overend Way, Dundrum Airfield Farm is open till 8pm every day till the end of summer. Children get to experience a working farm and learn all about the animals. Younger children under four can play in the Grey Barn indoor and outdoor play area. Tickets: adult €10, child €5, various family rates


All year Until Weds 31 December


CLONTARF 1014: BRIAN BORU AND THE BATTLE FOR DUBLIN. National Museum of Ireland


VIKING HOUSE AND GARDEN National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 The National Botanic Gardens will be home to a replica Dublin Viking townhouse and Viking Garden all year, so children and adults can experience authentic Viking life. Phone 01 804 0300 or visit www.botanicgardens.ie for more


Endurance


Sir Ernest Shackleton Triumph against all odds


1914-1917 EXCITING


1914-17... Antarctica... the greatest rescue and survival story... with Irishmen at the heart of it. Visit the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition in Dún Laoghaire to learn more.


Opening times: Winter: Mon-Sun: 11am-5pm Summer: Mon-Sun: 10am-7pm


+353 1 236 0544 | suitable for all ages www.shackletonexhibition.com


Endurance


Sir Ernest Shackleton Triumph against all odds


1914-1917 Primary Times SUMMER ISSUE 5


Did you know primary schools can display a class science project alongside the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition?


May - October, every day except Tuesday


LIVING HISTORY TOURS: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF DALKEY TUDORS Dalkey Castle see www.dalkeycastle.com


Tickets: adult €8.50/€7.50, child €6.50, family of four €25.00


Daily, 11am-5pm


SHACKLETON EXHIBITION Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal Relive the true story of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition of 1914-1914, including more than 150


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12pm-6pm weekdays, 11am- 7pm weekends


PIRATES VILLAGE Liffey Valley and Swords Pirates Village pop-up adventure playzone is at Swords Village, Features include a shipwrecked galleon, mermaid slide, pirates & assault course, palm island, nine- metre drop slide and toddler areas. See www.piratesvillage.ie or phone 0818 919 770 for more information and to book. Tickets: €6 per child (Fri-Sun), €5 (Mon-Thurs) for one hour; two-hour Treasure Island package €15


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+353 1 240 7990 ENTRIES OPEN


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Successful schools will be invited to


participate on one day of the Fair which runs from January 8 – 10, 2015.


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