Online Learning

Stuck for things to do at home? Take a look at these great educational online resources.

Explorers History-at-Home Pack

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum have been awarded the prestigious Sandford Education Award. Their History-at-Home packs are available to download for free from their website. Children of all ages can learn from and enjoy the educational activities: unearth the discoveries made by Irish explorers or learn what it takes to become a computer programmer; explore the history behind Ireland’s Easter Rising, or discover the fascinating world of Genealogy and family trees!

These engaging home education packs help children learn about Irish culture, test their literacy skills and use their imagination to tackle step-by-step tasks and solve fun quizzes. Each pack has been developed by the Museum's Education Team to support learning across the Irish Primary school curriculum - from SESE (Social Environmental and Scientific Education) to the Arts Education. Let children delve into their themed activities and watch their imaginations soar!

With seven fun and educational packs to choose from, all of the packs are free and suitable for children 8+. What's inside?

Easter Rising History-at-home pack

Explorers History-at-home pack

Computer Scientists History-at-home pack

The Great Famine History-at-home pack

Genealogy History-at-home pack

Bright Sparks Creative Bursts

Welcome to Creative Bursts - short creative activities to do at home with your children. Creative Bursts are created by Sarah Webb and supported by MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland.

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children's writer and children's book champion. Her children’s books include A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea, illustrated by Steve McCarthy which won the Irish Book Awards Junior Category, Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World, illustrated by Lauren O’Neill which won the Irish Book Awards Senior Category, and Animal Crackers with Alan Nolan.

There are new resources added and the theme for this week is 'Begin Again'. The Creative Bursts Challenges include:

  • Making a list of all the creative things you'd like to do this year.
  • Writing a story with the following opening: 'Looking back, Evie Elder was a strange child from day one. 
  • Creating great character names for a one-eyed dog, a gentle dragon, a tiny queen and a robot pencil
  • And writing about a person or thing you might find hiding or living under a snowdrop in a forest.

You can download the activity sheet HERE


On Demand Science from Junior Einsteins!

Junior Einsteins science Club founded by Tracey-Jane Cassidy who is a single Mum and scientist with 2 masters degrees in science. Junior Einsteins brings out the natural creativity and curiosity in primary school children, igniting their imagination and inspiring a love of science and learning. They teach children How to think not What to think best preparing them for our ever changing world. They do this through messy hands-on interactive fun games, experiments and activities. From paleontology & fossils, anatomy, engineering, space, forensics, explosions, potions and goo! 

Monthly Subscription of 14 themed sessions to watch On Demand anytime you want €35 per family. Some examples are:

  • Slime making (Long-chain polymerisation , Newtonian & Non-Newtonian fluids)
  • Bernoulli's Flying Machines  (the principles of flight) 
  • Light the Lightsabre ( electricity & plasma ball) 
  • Forensic Crime Scene ( the science of solving crime;fingerprints, blacklight, who dunnit??) 
  • Van Der Graff generator & plasma ball (electricity)
  • Purple Power PH ( Acids & Bases ) 
  • Dr. Bones ( Human & Animal Skeletons) 
  • Bernoulli’s Flying Machines ( How planes Fly)

Autism Training from AUsome Training

AUsome Training is Ireland's First Autistic-led autism training company. What does Autistic-led mean? It means that our training is run, researched and delivered by people who are themselves Autistic. "Autism Training" which is not Autistic-led is based merely on assumptions made by those who are not Autistic themselves. It is also based on outdated theory and approaches that are not supported by the very people they seek to help. 

Find out more by contacting AUsome Training today via