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Silk Worm Families (6-11 years old & guardians)

St Patrick’s Festival

St Patrick’s Festival

Join us and explore the folklore of our beautiful island.  Inspired by the legend of Saint Patrick, the Children of Lir and Fionn Mac Cumhaill, let’s create a poem or a story to celebrate our national holiday.

Limited to 20 children per session. Free, no booking required but places are limited, please note adults must stay with their children at all times.

First session opens from 12:30 to 1:30pm; second session is from 2 to 3pm.

The Chester Beatty has a Child Protection Policy and a Child Safeguarding Statement. Please see here for more details.


Open today 11am–5pm

Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

**Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.**

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92