News & Events

News & Events
  • National Famine Way Education Pack
    National Famine Way Education Pack

    We were delighted to work with the National Famine Museum in Strokestown along with EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum on the recently completed National Famine Way Education Pack!

    This new highly engaging and interactive education pack provides an insight into the most traumatic event in Irish history, exploring all its complexities through the experience of Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 and their last journey on Irish soil represented by the National Famine Way.

    Ireland’s official Famine Heritage Trail is a 165 km cross country pilgrim walk with captivating layers of history, art and culture. Starting in Strokestown, it weaves through country lanes, villages, towns and Dublin city mostly along the banks of the Royal Canal.

    Be sure to check out this fantastic resource which features maps and drawings from the Waterways Ireland Archive as well as information about building locks and the Irish Navvies! Visit HERE to find out more.

  • 50 things to do for kids!
    50 things to do for kids!

    ​Looking for some fun activities to do as a family? Well look no further!

    The Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Team, in collaboration with the 9 Local Authorities, have recently produced “50 Things to do for Kids” map pads. Inside there is a selection of fun activities to do along Irelands Hidden Heartlands, so why not get involved?!

    Just follow the link to access the resource: 50 things to do for Kids

  • Keep up to date with our Education E-zine!
    Keep up to date with our Education E-zine!

    ​Make sure you keep up to date with Waterways Irelands latest Workshops and Resources by signing up to our Education E-zine! 

    Released every quarter, the e-zine showcases the latest news from our Education programme by introducing our newest resources and updating you on our upcoming workshops. Giving you advanced notice of when to sign up, so you can make sure you get a space! If you're interested you can signup HERE or if you would like to read previous issues, you can find them HERE

  • Free downloadable resources available on the Learning Zone!
    Free downloadable resources available on the Learning Zone!

    Like many others Waterways Irelands Education programme is adapting to the new norm.

    Many of our hands-on workshops and special events have been unable to go ahead due new social distancing restrictions. In the absence of these events, Waterways Irelands Education team have been working hard to develop online workshops and a range of FREE online resources to engage, inspire and excite young learners. The programme has been developed to support the education curriculum in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Make sure to check out our resources under the resource section on the learning zone website!