Category Archives: Tara’s Palace

Open Day for Tour Operators – April 10th, 12 to 4pm

  OPEN DAY AT TARA’S PALACE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD AT POWERSCOURT HOUSE ENNISKERRY CO. WICKLOW   Tara’s Palace is having an Open Day on Thursday April the 10th from 12pm till 4pm and we would be delighted if you could … Continue reading

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New Arrivals at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

We have received a donation of 3 pedal cars from the Toys of Yesterday Collectors Association. The cars were made by Hughie McGrath (now deceased) in his workshop in Monkstown. The pedal cars are made from recycled materials. A mechanic and … Continue reading

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Harp Recital at Tara’s Palace for Culture Night 2012

Rachael Duffy will be in the museum this Friday 21st September to play the harp between 11am and 12noon. Here is a link to a photo of her recent performance at the museum. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151163729631294&set=a.10151163729361294.496585.109471921293&type=1&theater Why does the Harp feature so widely … Continue reading

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Miniature books are big collector items

Excerpts from an article by the Somerville News http://www.thesomervillenews.com/archives/26182 While miniature books are by their very definition are smaller than other books, they are every bit as collectible as their larger counterparts. In fact, collecting miniature books has become so … Continue reading

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CALLING ALL DOLL HOUSE AND MINIATURE ENTHUSIASTS!

THE GATHERING IRELAND 2013 Next year is the year of the Gathering in Ireland. Whether you’re Irish born, Irish bred or Irish in spirit, get involved and celebrate a year of Irish connections. The Gathering Ireland 2013 is about planning special … Continue reading

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An Exhibition of Model Cars and Fire Engines at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

Our very own volunteer Keith Dungan has given, on loan, his prized collection of model Fire Engines and some model cars including a Ferrari Testa Rossa and an E type Jaguar. The models are of European and American emergency vehicles … Continue reading

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VIVIEN GREENE

Vivienne Dayrell-Browning was born on August 1 1905 and brought up in England and the Continent. “My childhood,” she said, “was spent moving house, which I hated.” She was a precocious child: when she was 13 a book of her … Continue reading

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How Old Is Teddy? Vintage Teddies at Tara’s Palace Museum.

There are several features that help to determine the age of a vintage teddy: THE MAKER – Often, bears can be attributed to their maker simply by style or look. Premium and highly sought after bears are by makers such as … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Weekend at Tara’s Palace

Lots of things happening at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood for St. Patrick’s weekend 2012. Home to Ireland’s Largest Period Doll House (Tara’s Palace) and the Smallest Doll in the World, we will have a special quiz testing your knowledge … Continue reading

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PRIMARY AND POST PRIMARY SCHOOL TOURS

Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood at Powerscourt House is now taking bookings for Primary and Post Primary School tours. CALL US TODAY 01 2748090 . At Tara’s Palace children can see Ireland’s largest doll’s house, tiny works of art in miniature, a … Continue reading

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