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Maples Group's New Sponsorship with Museum of Literature Ireland Expands Learning Programmes

09 Jan 2023

The Maples Group is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with the Museum of Literature Ireland ("MoLI") that will support the development and expansion of MoLI's innovative learning programmes for students at all levels in Ireland.

Under the new partnership, the Group will become the main sponsor of MoLI's 'Shut Your Eyes and See!' programme that support teachers with curricular art strands, literacy and the personal and creative development of students.  'Shut Your Eyes and See!' was originally launched in September 2019 and was initially only made available to primary school children, however, with sponsorship from the Maples Group, MoLI can now expand the enriching programme to secondary level schools across Ireland.  The programme complements a number of the Group's other CSR initiatives such as its student mentoring programme, in association with basis.point and Business in the Community, which includes volunteers from all levels in the organisation who encourage students to remain in education and inspire them on the wide range of career options available. 

MoLI, which was launched in 2019, is one of Ireland's newest attractions and celebrates Ireland's unrivalled literary pedigree and its international influence.  MoLI is also well known for its revolutionary and inspiring learning programmes in collaboration with local DEIS and SEN schools, which it hosts in its state-of-the-art learning centre located within the museum.  

Commenting on the partnership, Peter Stapleton, Ireland Managing Partner said: "The Maples Group is extremely proud to partner with MoLI as part of our exciting CSR programme.  We look forward to working closely together over the years to further support the development of their learning programmes.  As Ireland's largest international law firm and a significant employer of graduates, we recognise the importance of supporting and encouraging innovation amongst students at all levels.  MoLI's innovative approach to showcasing the best of Irish literary works and its commitment to developing unique learning experiences is to be highly commended."

Simon O'Connor, Director at MoLI stated: "We are delighted to welcome the Maples Group as a partner on our Learning programme.  MoLI is a museum for everyone and, since opening, we have particularly placed young people and access at the heart of our work.  With the support and input of our neighbours in the Maples Group, we are excited to further expand the ambition, reach and efficacy of the Shut Your Eyes and See! programme."


Teachers can find out more about the programme at moli.ie/learning, and bookings are now open.