Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina

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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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  • Excellent and interesting collection of historical memorabilia. We only gave ourseleves an hour to view and really needed 2. Very friendly staff. Great credit to all concerned.  more »
  • I had a great time exploring this wonderful collection of Irish Historical documents, books, letters and artifacts, I only wish I had given myself more time, this is somewhere to come back to again...  more »
  • 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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