Historical High-Jinks at Clonard House, Mulllingar, Co. Westmeath

Created especially for primary schools, this fun filled, hands-on day explores the wonder of a world now past. Costume, creative play and real artefacts in a stunning Victorian house take children on a time travel adventure to learn about and experience life long ago.

This upstairs-downstairs day gives children the opportunity to work, dress and play as they might have in a grand Victorian house towards the end of the 19th century. (Mullingar is located less than 50 minutes from the M50.)

Life Downstairs

Children become household servants, caps, aprons, waistcoats and all.

Get busy with the work of dairy maids, yard hands, laundry maids and kitchen staff!

Life Upstairs

We combine fancy finery and captivating activities so a hands-on, fun-packed day is had by all – time-tested parlour games, drawing room dancing and a real chance to be Lords and Ladies of the manor.

The programme lasts for 3 1/2 hours and costs €15 per child.

Please call 087 2391354 to book, or if you would like any more information.


Bring your Primary Class to Historical High Jinks

For a trip they’ll never forget!



Dear Teacher,

Our Historical High-Jinks Experience gives children a fun-based opportunity to dress, work and play as they would have in a Victorian house, towards the end of the nineteenth century.

It is completely hands-on – every child gets to do everything and we have costumes for everyone, both when the children are ‘working’ as servants and when they are upstairs as the gentry… as you can imagine children and dressup  – it’s a magical formula for fun!

The ethos of Historical High-Jinks is to give children both wonderful experiential learning and a great day out.

I have listed the activities above and each one got rave reviews last year from junior infants right up to sixth class!

We got amazing feedback from the schools who visited last year.

Accompanying adults will enjoy complimentary refreshments in the morning room and we will encourage you to choose a costume from our huge selection! (Just to provide an authentic experience for the children of course!)

Yours sincerely,

Nuala, Deirdre and all the Clonard House Team