Get inspired online
Soak up some stunning scenery with the help of the best Ireland's Ancient East images from 2019
; or discover unique craftspeople, colourful characters and spellbinding storytellers in the region thanks to our Local Stories featuring the Master Glass Blower
, the Sea Gardener
, the Wicklow Wolf
, the Hole in the Wall
, and Meath's Magical Moments
Provide artistic fun for the whole family with Creativity at Home
, courtesy of Cork's The Glucksman
museum and get stuck into great creative activities together. Maybe you have a young Picasso in your house and didn't even know it!
Or look to the skies with the Blackrock Castle Observatory's Daily Astro Challenge
and discover the joys of astronomy in your living room.
Throughout June, why not treat your ears to Music Network's The Butterfly Sessions
showcasing and supporting Irish and Ireland-based artists. The National Concert Hall
also bring international opera, Irish folk and alt-rock direct to your living room in their online series. You might also find the time to get to grips with Ireland's organ heritage with streamed performances from 'Pipeworks from the Organ Loft
When you 'return' from your exploration or have created a masterpiece worthy of the Louvre, treat yourselves to a homecooked meal. Try learning a new skill like breadmaking where the whole household can get hands-on; or create a collaborative feast where everyone can contribute their own signature dish. If you're looking for encouragement, Catherine Fulvio has some delicious ideas.
We're all in this together, and we're all hoping that restrictions will ease before too long — in the meantime, you can still make the most of these fantastic online resources. Stay close at home, keep an appropriate physical distance from others and before you know it, you'll be enjoying real-life, in-person experiences again!
With your mind (and tummy) full, it's time to sink into the sofa and think about your next virtual adventure in Ireland's Ancient East.