Recreate WW1 Christmas

Christmas workshops with a World War One theme will take place at the Barn Museum at Tannaghmore Gardens.

The workshops, which are free and aimed at children aged 8-12, will provide an insight into rural life and Christmas celebrations of the time.

They begin tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday when children can craft their own traditional decorations and Santa sacks to take home.

On Saturday 13 and 20, children can make traditional Irish straw decorations such as little figures using different wrapping and tying techniques, all under the expert guidance of Straw Craft Ireland.

Christmas gift box workshops will be held on Sunday 14 and 21, inspired by the Princess Mary Christmas box tins delivered to serving soldiers at the front in 1914.

The workshop will allow children to make their own boxes complete with handmade gifts and decorations. All workshops take place from 2pm to 4pm.Booking is essential by calling 028 3831 1669 or e-mail at The activities form part of the museum’s ‘Living with World War 1’ programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (NI).