The award winning Jackie Clarke Collection—one man, 100,000 items—spanning 400 years of Irish history. Located in the former Provincial Bank building on Pearse Street, Ballina. Built in 1881, it was used as a bank until 1977. It was designed by the Victorian architect Thomas Manly Deane, who also designed the National Museum and Government Buildings, Dublin.
The building, which was acquired by Mayo County Council in 2008, has been completely renovated and refurbished. It now hosts an award winning exhibition centre that has been specially designed for the Jackie Clarke Collection, which includes artefacts associated with Theobald Wolfe Tone; letters from Michael Collins, Douglas Hyde, Michael Davitt and O’Donovan Rossa.
Other items include 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.
Special features of the attraction include a memory booth where you can record your own memories and interactive touch-screens throughout. Suitable for all ages.
See the website for details.
Free Entry, tickets need to be pre-booked for a specific time slot.
PARKING: Street parking pay & display . Coach parking available.
Pearse Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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