MONAGHAN MAN’S BOOK ON 1916 LAUNCHED AT NATIONAL MUSEUM

15 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

What was described by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys TD as “a landmark publication” authored by Monaghan man Darragh Gannon was officially launched at the National Museum in the former Collins Barracks in Dublin this week.

‘Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection’ is the exquisitely illustrated book that evolved from the National Museum of Ireland’s landmark exhibition, ‘Proclaiming a Republic: the 1916 Rising’.

Many of the exhibited objects have never been on public display before; their detail, such as James Connolly’s blood-streaked vest, Patrick Pearse’s surrender letter and the last effects of the Kilmainham executed, bring the world of Easter 1916 to life with startling clarity.

Speaking at the launch event, Minister Humphreys said:“The National Museum, through its landmark exhibition ‘Proclaiming a Republic’, has played an integral role in reflecting on the events of 1916, and in providing a window on the events of 100 years ago, throughout this centenary year.
“The incredible breadth of items contained in the exhibition have brought history to life, and afforded us the …
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