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The Michael Collins House Museum in Clonakilty, Co Cork

From art, to history, to social history and architecture: now that the recession is over, Ireland is seeing a boom in the planning and opening of museums of all kinds. But they’re more than just repositories of old things, as Sarah Taaffe-Maguire discovers

January and early February is lull-time for many. Not so for the staff members of Explorium, the National Sport and Science Centre. Ireland’s newest museum has just opened its doors, creating an immersive experience for young and old alike. Interactive activities and machines make up its 300 exhibitions.

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