Category Archives: Dublin

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, … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Thanks

In today’s world of technology, it was so nice to receive a handwritten letter of thanks. In February of this year the Museum of Childhood donated €5,000 to St.Oliver Plunkett School, Malahide, who administer the Rainbow’s programme to help children … Continue reading

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Volunteering at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood opened it’s doors in June 2011 in the historic and magnificent Powerscourt House, on the Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow. We are looking for Volunteers to help us run the Museum. The main purpose of the … Continue reading

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Museum of Childhood & Tara’s Palace to leave Malahide Castle!

The Irish Times – Thursday, February 17, 2011  Doll’s house in search of a home Nicola OConnor, with Tara’s Palace, at the Museum of Childhood, Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill. EDEL MORGAN NOSTALGIA: Tara’s Palace doll’s house and … Continue reading

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Museum of Childhood & Tara’s Palace Raises €40,000 for Irish Children’s Charities.

The Museum of Childhood & Tara’s Palace has donated €40,000 to 7 Irish Children’s Charities. The beneficiaries of monies raised last year include: Barnardos – €10,000 The Red Door School for Autistic Children – €5,000 The Children’s Sunshine Home, Leopardstown … Continue reading

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A Sad Story with a Fairytale Ending

In the early 1900’s, master Irish craftsmen were commissioned to build a wonderful miniature dolls palace.  It was called Titania’s Palace, and it took over 15 years to complete.  It was furnished with exquisite miniatures from the four corners of … Continue reading

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