Schools and Teachers

Schools and Teachers

Here at MoLI we encourage children of all ages and abilities to explore their creative potential, with a focus on imaginative development, aesthetic observation, curiosity and creative play.

Primary School Learning Programme

We are excited to offer free workshops to Irish primary schools. Workshops explore Irish literature past and present, while inspiring the next generation to read, write, and unlock their creative potential in whatever form it takes.

Developed in collaboration with teachers, educators, administrators and librarians, our learning programme is designed with different learning styles in mind. Connecting to our exhibitions and gardens, and reflecting elements of the school curriculum, workshops seek to develop critical thinking and research skills as well as visual, verbal and information literacy.

We are committed to providing a safe, creative and enjoyable environment where children of all abilities can engage with the museum. All programmes are delivered in line with our Child Protection and Welfare Policy.


Primary school bookings will be available online from mid-August, taking place in MoLI from October 2019. If you wish to be notified when booking opens, please contact [email protected].

Secondary School Learning Programme

Irish secondary school groups accompanied by their teacher can visit MoLI free of charge and avail of our online learning resources.

For museum visits we offer a choice of self-guided exploration or a guided tour with one of our enthusiastic expert guides. Students of all ages and abilities will be intrigued and inspired by exhibitions celebrating Ireland’s literary heritage and highlighting our rich community of contemporary writers.

Featuring Irish literature from both the junior and senior cycle curriculums in surprising and creative ways, a visit to MoLI will complement students’ personal learning and enhance their creative and critical thinking. Highlights include Roddy Doyle reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses, Frank McGuinness reading from Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis and a reading of the poem “Quarantine” by Eavan Boland.

Booking is essential for all school groups. For further information, please contact [email protected].

International school groups can avail of discounted group rates by emailing [email protected].

Thank you to our learning partners

We are thankful to all of our learning partners for their insight and input in shaping our MoLI Schools Programme, which has been developed through facilitated outreach workshops with our Learning Partner Schools:

  • Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin 11
  • Virgin Mary GNS, Ballymun, Dublin 9
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral Choirschool, Dublin 8
  • St Brigid’s GNS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. 

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Museum of Literature Ireland
Opens 21 September 2019
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