Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina

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The Collection:

It is the most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years. It includes artefacts associated with Theobald Wolfe Tone; letters from Michael Collins, Douglas Hyde, Michael Davitt and O’Donovan Rossa. It also contains rare books, proclamations, posters, political cartoons, pamphlets, handbills, works by Sir John Lavery, maps, hunger strike material and personal items from Leaders of the 1916 Rising.
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  • Exceptional. This museum is free and worth a visit for its archives. Rich in extracts of epic logs, the Museum tells the story of the Ireland and its independence.
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  • This collection gave one a better insight into the history of Ireland. Well organized and outstanding displays.  more »
  • An amazing private collection, free to the public. An original 1916 proclamation is amongst its many jewels on display. All maps and newspapers are scanned and available on interactive screens, well w...  more »
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  • Interesting exhibits with more than 100,000 original pieces collected in one spot. Very accessible and well laid out. It's a place one could visit more than once & still enjoy the memorabilia on show
  • History but not as you would usually find it. This collection would require a number of visits before you could say you have delved into it.
  • So unique a place.... Yet such a common means & touch
  • So fascinating! Great place to visit
  • Excellent exhibition.

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