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Tipperary County Museum presents ‘Road to the Rising’

  • GPO recreation detailing Easter Rising 1st-12th May 1916
  • Marie McMahon Curator, Cllr. Andy Moloney Deputy Mayor, Sinead Carr Director C&E, Cllr. Seamus Hanafin Cathaoirleach, Joe MacGrath CEO Tipperary Co Co.
  • Clr. Michael Murphy with his son Alex viewing an Original Proclamation on display at TCM
  • Michelle Drysdale Great Gran-daughter of Thomas MacDonagh enjoying launch night with Cllr. Seamus Hanafin Cathaoirleach & Joe MacGrath CEO Tipperary Co Co.
  • Crowd attending Museum’s 1916 exhibition launch
  • Re- enactors ‘Claoimh’ dramatising Thomas MacDonagh’s final letter to his wife Muriel.
  • Paul O’ Neill Grandson of Seamus O’ Neill, Iarlaith & Padraig O' Neill sons of Seamus O’ Neill attending the 1916 exhibition launch.
  • Enjoying launch night were Frances Mulcahy, Carmel Drohan neice of Frank Drohan, Michelle Drysdale Great Gran-daughter of Thomas MacDonagh, Bernadette Corr TCM, Peg Rossiter, Julia Walsh TCM & Jim Power.

In response to the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the 1916 Rising, Tipperary County Museum has created an interactive exhibition which outlines important dates in Irish history leading up to the Easter Rising. A timeline of events and stories will assist our 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 our 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. Our additional sensory and 1916 training room encourages community groups, schools and families to enjoy Printing Techniques, Target Practice, Uniform Assembly, Proclamation Readings and our first ever ‘Selfie Booth’ to record your experience.

Funding:
‘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 times:
Opening Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 4.45pm. Closed Mondays and Bank holidays.

Bookings / contact details:
To book group/school tours/workshops/ Lecture series contact museum on 0761 06 5252 or email museum@tipperarycoco.ie Visit our website www.tipperarycoco.ie/museum/tipperary-road-rising
Museum Address:
Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

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