Today we took a trip in to town to see the Moving Crib.
The Crib was set up in 1956, when Fr. Louis Coffey had an idea. He wanted to bring the Bible alive for the children of Ireland, but with a Christmas focus and using, what was at the time, quite advanced mechanical figures. After much thought, discussions and planning The Moving Crib was born.
In the first year, the attraction was literally the crib scene, with a stable and moving figures which itself attracted one hundred thousand visitors at one time. As the Moving Crib proved so popular and attractive it was expanded to its current size over the next few years.
Today the Moving Crib includes many historical & fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, Moses, Bethlehem and The Wise Men which are all sure to engage your little ones on the journey through to the Crib itself.
The Moving Crib is one of its kind built in Ireland (if not the world) and such a great way to get us all in the Christmas spirit.