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Cahir Castle 1916 Exhibition Text by James Concannon

The Easter Rising was such a defining time in Irish History, and this did not go uncelebrated at Cahir Castle.

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tarting out with the idea of raising and flying the tri colour developed into the mounting of a full exhibition. This project captured the interest of my colleagues, Eleanor Morrissey, Lorraine Egan and Hazel Kinahan and they joined Eoin Dowling and me to form the Cahir Commemoration Committee. The committee were aware that memorabilia existed in the local community and we contacted these people with a view to exhibiting their items in the display cabinets. We also placed advertisements in the local newspapers seeking donations of mementos and we were overwhelmed with the variety of objects that people offered to us, such as guns, medals and original documents. Different committee members attended various talks and exhibitions to gather ideas and form the direction that our project would take. We decided to focus our exhibition on local Tipperary events that occurred during the 1916 Rising and the subsequent War of Independence. The committee spoke to local historians and researched the important local and national figures and happenings. 11

Heritage Ireland Issue 5 Spring 2017  

Welcome to the Spring 2017 issue of Heritage Ireland, a collaboration between the Office of Public Works and the Department of Arts, Heritag...