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Little Museum of Dublin Launches Free Children’s Education Programme

DATE: 31.08.2012

A unique new Children’s Education Programme was launched today by the Little Museum of Dublin. In association with law firm Matheson, the ‘I Love Dublin’ classes are free to school-children, and the aim of the programme is to promote a greater awareness of Dublin’s rich heritage.

Building on the success of its first year as a people’s museum, the Little Museum is offering the civics classes as part of a remarkable new education programme. ‘I Love Dublin’ will give school-children the opportunity to learn about the past and present of their city, and encourage them to consider the capital anew.

Matheson is an enthusiastic supporter of charities through its Matheson Giving Programme, and this association with the Little Museum will ensure the delivery of stimulating, engaging classes for children. “We are delighted to work with the Little Museum of Dublin to promote education, and to be part of this new initiative to engage children with their city’s history,” says Turlough Galvin, partner at Matheson.

The Matheson Giving Programme works with a number of carefully chosen organisations, each of whom are focused on helping Irish children to fulfill their potential. These range from charities that aim to provide physical and mental safety for children to organisations that help high academic achievers to reach their full potential.

The ‘I Love Dublin’ classes will include a special tour of the museum, question and answer sessions and interviews with older Dubliners to learn about what it was like to grow up in the city in years gone by. “We want to preserve the story of the city and pass it on to younger generations,” says Trevor White, Director of the Little Museum. “We are delighted that Matheson shares our vision for these classes, and we look forward to making them an essential part of any Dublin education.”

To book your school’s visit to the Little Museum, please visit


Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education with children from St Endas of White Friar Street, Dublin.


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