Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel will host two 1916 public information events on Saturday 13th February at 11am and 2pm. Living History specialist Dave Swift will use original and replica artefacts including guns, ammunition, uniforms and everyday objects to demonstrate the material culture of the period. The sessions will allow participants the opportunity to hear, touch and feel the objects associated with the Rising. Dave will talk about the Volunteers, Cumman na mBan and the Irish Citizen’s Army. He will look at the 7 signatories and the Proclamation.
Dave has worked as an archaeologist since 1999. He lectures all over Ireland including at OPW sites, Irish Walled Towns Network events, and Museums. He has recently been responsible for the multimedia exhibition at the GPO Museum and is currently working with RTE on their 1916 offering.
For further information contact email@example.com or 07 61 06 5564. Admission is free.
Other events the County Museum are hosting to commemorate the Centenary include a Debating 1916 lecture series with speakers such as Martin Mansergh, Kevin Myers and Michelle Drysdale – great grand daughter of Thomas MacDaonagh, which will commence in March. The 1916 Exhibition at the Museum will open in late April and a full schools programme is also available. Contact Julia for further information.