See & Do

  • Meet the Flint-Stones!

Readings & Lectures

Stone, especially flint, was a very important material for people living in prehistoric Ireland. Early nomadic hunter-gatherers used tiny chips of stone called microliths to make blades, arrows and harpoons before refining their techniques to make heavy stone-bladed tools and weapons.

These settlers moved out across the island, enjoying a way of life so successful that it lasted, virtually unchanged, for 3000 years.

If you're fascinated by Stone Age man, learn about the real men and women (sorry, Fred and Wilma) who established civilisations in Ireland before the advent of the bronze age. Drop by the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology for a fascinating peek into our human past with archaeologist Dave O’Reilly at Meet the Flint-Stones!

Admission Free


Kildare Street





  • Sat, 24 June 2017 14:00 - 16:00