An exhibition in the Museum’s Prospect Gallery to mark the foundation of The Irish Citizens Army (19th, November 1913) and the Irish Volunteers (25th November, 1913).
This exhibition focuses on the foundation, history and personalities of both movements. It was a tumultuous period in Irish history and is brought to life in the exhibition through a series of artefacts, many of which were donated by families following a ‘Valuation’ day staged by Glasnevin Trust last September, original film clips and informational panels. These artefacts will be seen by the Public for the first time ever.
Amongst the highlights of the exhibition are:
- A German Mauser Rifle, manufactured in 1870, landed at Howth, July 26th, 1914, aboard the Asgard, by Erskine Childers as part of a major consignment of arms for the Irish Volunteers. The rifle, whose stock had been cut off to allow female members of the Volunteers smuggle it beneath their clothes through the streets of Dublin, was retrieved from Sean O Casey’s house on the East Wall Road.
- Film clips, images and artefact from the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa.
- Roger Casements personal bible from 1915
-An inscribed shell which was being carried by Roger Casement when arrested at Banna Strand in 1915
-A letter from Patrick Pierce to Joseph Mary Plunkett requesting a literary contribution for the St Enda’s College magazine
-Letters from Thomas McDonough to Joseph Mary Plunkett
-The original Volunteer’s tunic of Dinny FitzPatrick
-Relevant pieces from the Great 1913 Lockout Tapestry, including an images of the Fintan Lalor Pipe band and James Connolly.
Price: Adults €6.00
Children/Senior Citizens/Students €4.00