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Children on the Move: A Past and Present Conversation on Refugee and Migrant Childhoods

Museum of Childhood Ireland/Músaem Óige na hÉireann
18:00 - 20:00
Booking required
All Ages


According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, there were 108.4 million forcibly displaced people in the world at the end of 2022 and approximately 40% of this number were children. The refugee and migrant crisis is one of the most pressing conversations in contemporary societies, grabbing significant media attention and inciting public debate.

On Culture Night, the Museum of Childhood Ireland will host an online discussion to illuminate the historical and contemporary experiences of refugee and migrant children. From the story of Ireland’s first refugee camp, set up at Knockalisheen near Limerick to accommodate fleeing Hungarians in 1956, to the experiences of children seeking safety and community today, this online event brings together a panel of experts to discuss their research, experiences, and the complex realities of life for children on the move in the past and present.


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