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 porcelain head, open mouth, finely painted lashes and brows, and pierced ears.

We would like to thank Emilia’s Ristorante, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow for sponsoring this competition. The winner will receive a €50 voucher for Emilia’s Ristorante. To enter the competition fill in the form below. Please see terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Competition closes at 12 noon October 14th 2011.
Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
The winner will be notified by email.
Employees of Tara’s Palace and Emilia’s Restaurant not eligible to enter.

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50th Anniversary Celebration at Powerscourt House

October 1st & 2nd 2011

The Slazenger family is delighted to be celebrating 50 years in business at Powerscourt Estate. To mark our golden anniversary, we have some great events taking place at Powerscourt on Saturday and Sunday October 1st and 2nd! We would be delighted for you to come along and do spread the word to your family and friends!

To mark this golden anniversary, Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood have organised an afternoon of Face Painting and Hula Hoop Skills which will take place in the museum on Saturday and Sunday October 1st and 2nd 2011 from 2.30 to 4pm. The museum is located on the first floor of Powerscourt House. Normal admission fees apply. Go to http://taraspalace.ie/events/ for more information.

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MINIATURA 2011

The International Dolls’ House Show September 24th and 25th 2011.

If you have ever thought that dolls’ houses are only toys for children – think again! Dedicated dolls’ house collectors are almost exclusively adults, and discerning ones at that. They regularly travel across oceans and continents to meet, place orders with, and buy from, the good craftsmen [and women] who make exquisite, perfectly scaled, museum quality, models in miniature. Visit http://www.miniatura.co.uk/articles/whatis.html for more information.

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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 Gardens.

Our Upcoming Visit to Tara’s Palace Among the participants on our tours to English Gardens in 2007 and Scotland in 2009 were a number of friends who share my passion for miniatures and doll houses. And although those tours focused on gardens, I tried to find locations along our route that would appeal to this special interest. Martha does the same for travelers who are interested in quilting and fabrics. At Hever Castle in 2007, our travelers had lots of choices – from the castle i … Read More

via Mary & Martha Tours

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Culture Night 2011 at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

On Friday September 23rd 2011, locals and visitors across the island of Ireland will enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night, a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure.

To celebrate Culture Night, Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood will have FREE admission between 3pm and 5pm on the day. So come along with the family and explore this magical miniature world at Powerscourt House, Co. Wicklow. Perfect for all ages from 5 to 105.

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Heritage Week 2011

Heritage Week 2011

Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood has a number of events taking place during National Heritage Week which takes place from August 20th to 28th 2011.

This year the Heritage Council are particularly encouraging organisers to host storytelling events or to include a storytelling dimension to events.

We have 2 events organised:

Tales of Tara’s Palace (5-12years): August 20th,21st and, 28th at 2pm. An hour of interactive story telling and drawing with Lynne Loftus. Booking is essential Call 01 2748090 or email info@taraspalace.ie Cost is €3 which includes a contribution to charity and admission to the Museum.

Making Miniatures (Adults): August 24th 12am – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm.  Dolls House Corner will provide a demonstration on creating your own miniatures. Booking essential Call 01 2748090 or email info@taraspalace.ie Cost is €5 which includes a contribution to charity and admission to the Museum.

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Family Day Out at Powerscourt House, Wicklow, August 5th 2011

Visit Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood located in Powerscourt House this Friday, August 5th 2011, and avail of special offers for Fiver Friday.

You can also enjoy a recital with fabulous musicians all the way from Boston as they craft beautiful musical memories in Powerscourt Gardens at 2 pm on Friday 5th August. Listen to the sounds of 3 string quartets in the formal Italian gardens – bliss!

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The Garden of Ireland Run at Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow

The Tara’s Palace Trust is lending its support to The Bray Cancer Support Centre for its upcoming 7km fun run,  3km walk and family evening to take place in Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry on Saturday 16th July 2011. The Museum is donating a number of family tickets to be given out on the day.

This is the first time that a fun run has taken place in the grounds of the historic Powerscourt Estate and a great turnout is expected.

There will also be a post run family fun evening in the grounds including BBQ, spot prizes and entertainment. Enter online at www.runireland.com or visit www.braycancersupport.ie

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Fiver Friday at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood August 5th 2011

FIVER FRIDAY

August 5th 2011 is the date of our second Fiver Friday.

We are offering a special family admission price of only €5 for 2 Adults and up to 3 Children.

We are also offering 2 Adults for the price of 1 also only €5.

See exquisite Irish craftsmanship, while contributing to children’s charity in Ireland. www.taraspalace.ie

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Wicklow Gardens Festival 2011 June 11th to 19th

Wicklow County Tourism celebrates the 22nd Wicklow Gardens Festival in 2011. Running from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th June, it features a variety of private and public gardens, each with their own unique theme and design, from Robinsonian and Formal to Victorian and Modern.

Each garden will be open to the public for the festival for the hours stated on their individual pages and will host various organised events such as talks, exhibitions, live music, picnics, workshops and more.

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit each one of these gardens, which are scattered throughout counties Wicklow, Carlow, Dublin and Wexford, and soak up the stunning natural beauty for which Wicklow is famous.

Why not combine your visit to the festival with a visit to Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood now located in Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

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