Tipperary County Museum is marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising with a wonderful interactive exhibition in Clonmel.
It has already generated huge interest and big numbers, including school tours, are expected to visit over the coming months.
The exhibition outlines important dates in Irish history leading up to the Easter Rising.
A timeline of events and stories will assist visitors to identify and relate with the men of Tipperary and Ireland, who trained and were prepared to fight for Ireland’s freedom.
Views of the recreated GPO facade and the barricade in the centre of the gallery will immediately create a sense of expectation within the exhibition.
A specially commissioned film will immerse visitors in the sounds of gunfire, the fire of destruction accompanied by a selection of strong images.
Important artefacts include -
An original Proclamation; 1916 Tipperary & Ulster wooden training rifles used on the Comeragh & Knockmealdown mountains;
Irish Citizen Army & Irish Volunteer hats, pins and belts;
Kathleen Clarke’s prison craft and material from local men Frank Drohan’s colt revolver, Seamus O’Néill, Thomas MacDonagh and Pierse McCan.
The additional sensory and 1916 training room encourages community groups, schools and families to enjoy Printing Techniques, Target Practice, Uniform Assembly, Proclamation Readings and the first ever ‘Selfie Booth’ to record your experience.
Funding for this project has been allocated from the Ireland 2016 fund from the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Ireland 2016 Project Office to Tipperary County Council for the development of the Tipperary 2016 programme’.
Opening, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4.45pm. Closed Mondays and Bank holidays.
:To book group/school tours/workshops contact museum on 0761 06 5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org visit our website www.tipperarycoco.ie/museum/1916.