Story of Donegal 1916 unveiled
DONEGAL County Museum’s
new exhibition ‘County Donegal in 1916: Our Story’
will be officially opened later this week.
The fascinating exhibition will explore the major
events of 1916 from a Donegal perspective and will
offer visitors a glimpse of everyday life in the
county in this pivotal year.
“Our new exhibition will give people an opportunity
to learn more about the events of 1916 and their
connection to the county. These events, both at a
national and local level, shaped who we are as a
nation” says curator Judith McCarthy.
The exhibition will include many artefacts including
witness statements, letters written by Patrick
Pearse and Roger Casement as well as the infamous
Niall MacGiollaBhríde name plate.
“This exhibition is about telling the story of
Donegal during this period and we believe that more
connections and more stories will be uncovered as
the year unfolds” added Ms McCarthy.
A children’s activity booklet is also being
developed and this will allow children to experience
the exhibition in a more interactive and fun way.
County Donegal in 1916: Our Story
The exhibition will
open at Donegal County Museum, High Road,
Letterkenny, on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7.30pm
Meanwhile, on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1pm to
5pm, there will be a special viewing of the
exhibition to commemorate the date of the 1916
Easter Rising. Guided tours will be available for
groups of 10 and over. Admission is free but
pre-booking of the tours is required.