Macalla, in association with RTÉ Young Peoples, invite you to spend 24 hours in the lives of your 1916 ancestors!

Why not take part in an RTÉ2 programme that will add to the unforgettable commemorations of 1916?

If you’re aged between 9 and 12 years of age then Macalla & RTÉ are searching for those of you who believe you could survive without your iPads, TVs or mobile phones for a whole day. But as well as being stripped of all modern trappings, you will undertake 10 typical challenges for a 1916 child in an adventure that will reconnect you with the reality of the past. This is sure to be one survival course even Bear Grylls would struggle with….

Go to for details OR send a ONE MINUTE VIDEO CLIP of yourself to: by December 20th explaining how YOU could have survived growing up in 1916 and why you deserve a bed in our 1916 House.