Do you have children at home between the ages of 12-17? Would you like to participate in an intergenerational activity for parents, grandparents, and children to learn about the Battle of Mount Street Bridge? Join us on Sunday 18th November at the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin, where we will be using a combination of technology and history to uncover the story of this historic event.
History in a Box with Maynooth University tells the story of the Battle of Mount Street Bridge – one of the most significant battles of the 1916 Easter Rising – through an interactive, intergenerational activity. In two hours you and your children, working as one of five teams with another family, will discover how the battle unfolded.
Each team will explore one of five aspects of the battle: 1) the battlefield; 2) the Irish Volunteers; 3) the British troops (the Sherwood Foresters); 4) the medical response; and, 5) the impact on civilians.
To explore the battle, you will use tablets with augmented reality, audio and video content, historical documents, photographs, 3D printed buildings, and a map of the battlefield. At the end, teams will come together to pool their knowledge to get a broad understanding of how war affects not only the soldiers, but all those who are touched by it.
This event is run in partnership with Maynooth University. To get a sneak peak of what you would be doing, check out this video by Maynooth University.
Pre-booking is mandatory for this event as spaces are limited! To book your tickets click here. For any enquiries please contact Education & Outreach Officer Claire Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.