Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina

4.7
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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  • To call the Jackie Clarke Collection a gem is honestly an understatement, this place is a shining light, a repository of Irish history and interest. Collected almost unbelievably by one man...  more »
  • What a gem of a museum! If in Ballina this has to be on the must do list. Its an absolutely fascinating collection of memorabilia and the building in which it is housed is beautiful. What's more its.....  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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