Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • I had my arm twisted to visit the Jack Clarke collection exhibit in the center of ballina as I hadn't heard about it previously. It was free entry with a quick walk around the walled garden before...  more »
  • Excellent collection thoughtfully curated and displayed- we learned lots of interesting facts about this very interesting and brutal period of Irish history.  more »
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  • An interesting collection of newspapers and other items from Irish history. It was focused on the Easter rising and civil War when we were there and they cycle the exhibit periodically. Worth a look if you are a history buff. Nice gardens too.
  • What can I say about this. Brilliant, out of this world, what a museum of Irish History. Terrific. Friendly helpful staff, a must visit for anyone interested in the history of Ireland, it has everything. Top class.

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