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New Exhibition on Donegal in 1916 Opens in County Museum


New Exhibition on Donegal in 1916

Donegal in 1916


Donegal County Museum’s new exhibition ‘County Donegal in 1916: Our Story’ officially opens at 7.30pm on Thursday 10 March.  This fascinating exhibition will explore the major events of 1916 from a Donegal perspective and will offer visitors a glimpse of everyday life in the County in this pivotal year.


“Our new exhibition will give people an opportunity to learn more about the events of 1916 and their connection to the County. These events, both at a national and local level, shaped who we are as a nation” says Curator, Judith McCarthy.


The exhibition will include many artefacts including witness statements, letters written by Patrick Pearse and Roger Casement as well as the infamous Niall MacGiollaBhríde name plate. 


“This exhibition is about telling the story of Donegal during this period and we believe that more connections and more stories will be uncovered as the year unfolds” states Judith McCarthy.  


A children’s activity booklet is also being developed and this will allow children to experience the exhibition in a more interactive and fun way. 


On Sunday 24 April, from 1pm to 5pm, there will be a special viewing of the exhibition to commemorate the date of the 1916 Easter Rising.  Guided tours will be available for groups of 10 and over. Admission is free but pre-booking of the tours is required.


The exhibition continues until the end of the year and was part funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


Donegal County Museum is open all year round and admission is free.  The Museum is located on the High Road in Letterkenny. Telephone 00353 74 9124613 or Find us on Facebook.


Donegal County Museum is part of the Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council.


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