The Jackie Clarke Collection

Things to do in County Mayo, Ireland - Jackie Clarke Collection - YourDaysOut
3, Cahill's Flats, Walsh St, Abbeyhalfquarter, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
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The Jackie Clarke Collection, located in the heart of Ballina, is the single most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years. The collection comprises an eclectic mixture of artefacts, proclamations, posters, political cartoons, rare books, pamphlets, handbills associated with Theobald Wolfe Tone; letters from Michael Collins, Douglas Hyde, Michael Davitt and O’Donovan Rossa. It also contains, works by Sir John Lavery, maps, hunger strike material and personal items from Leaders of the 1916 Rising. The collection is located in the stunning old Hibernian Bank – a beautiful building in its own right. The main exhibit space showcases the treasures with an interactive touch screen illustrating and detailing hundreds more items. Adjacent, stored in the old cast iron bank vault is an original 1916 Proclamation – Jackie’s “Holy Grail” – and the reading of this is an experience not to be missed. This exhibition displays some key items that illustrate Jackie’s determination and genius for finding rare and unique material, and it presents a fascinating short film...

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