We have a Winner!

The winner of the Name the Doll Competition is Elizabeth Whiston with her entry of “Gwendolyn”. We picked this name because of its close association with the museum. During the summer of 1907 in Dublin, a little girl called Gwendolyn, aged 3, declared to her father, Sir Neville Wilkinson, that she saw a fairy disappear among the moss at the bottom of an old sycamore tree. Sir Neville promised his daughter that she would see the home to which the fairy had returned. He then set in motion the creation of a miniature palace called Titania’s Palace, and commissioned James Hicks of Dublin to create the exterior. It was through the loss of Titania’s Palace from Ireland to Denmark in 1967 that Mr Ron McDonnell was inspired to build another miniature Palace and thus began the story of Tara’s Palace.

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About Tara's Palace Museum of Childhood

Marketing Manager, Tara's Palace Museum of Childhood, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
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