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Unique Gifts – Handmade Doll Houses now available to purchase at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

The Handmade Dolls House company, based in County Wicklow, make uniquely designed doll houses using a long standing family tradition. Over 120 pieces of timber are used to construct a single doll’s house. Customers can choose from a number of … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day 2014

“St Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires” is an animated postcard showcasing Ireland’s strengths and highlighting the qualities that make this country a great place to be. If you’re proud to be Irish make sure you share this video! #IrelandInspires It will … Continue reading

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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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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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COMPETITION – Name our Doll – Sponsored by Emilia’s Ristorante, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow

Help us name our most recent addition. This beautiful doll is German, by Simon & Halbig, and dates from c.1900, meaning she is now approx. 110 years old – difficult to believe from the beautiful picture. The doll has a bisque … Continue reading

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Our Upcoming Visit to Tara’s Palace (via Mary & Martha Tours)

Mary Wallace from Mary & Martha Tours is bringing a group from the US on a tour of The Gardens of Ireland 2011 – September 8-20. Her group will be visiting Tara’s Palace when they come to Powerscourt House and … 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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