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Museums

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Foynes,
Co. Limerick .
Tel: 069 65416
Web: Foynes Flying Boat Museum Wesbite

During the 1930s and 1940s Foynes was a fulcrum point for air travel between the United States and Europe . During the Emergency key radio and weather surveillance was carried out here. The museum features an exhibition on the war years.
Opening  Times

March 15th – May 31st: 9:30am – 5:00pm
June thru September: 9:00am – 6:00pm

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Business Phone Number
+353 (0)69 65416
Business Fax
+353 (0)69 65600
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The headquarters of the 1916 rebels, almost destroyed by shelling during the Rising, it was reopened in 1928.

General Post Office (GPO)
O’Connell Street
Dublin 1.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The An Post Museum is wheelchair accessible

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+353 01 7057420/7058485
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This is the final resting place of numerous personalities connected to the Irish nationalist and republican movement among them Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Roger Casement and Kevin Barry.

Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Road
Dublin 11.
E-mail: Glasnevin Cemetry

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11am-5pm

Tours
Monday – Friday: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11.30am & 2.30pm
An additional Summer Tour will run at 1.00pm

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Business Phone Number
+ 353 01 882 6550
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The museum holds some material on the involvement of Irish Jews in warfare, such as Robert Briscoe, IRA gunrunner during the War of Independence and later lord mayor of Dublin. The museum is only a 15-20 minute walk from St. Stephen's Green and very close to the Harcourt Luas Station as well as on frequent bus routes (16, 122) .

Irish Jewish Museum
3-4 Walworth Road,
South Circular Road
Dublin 8.

Opening Hours:
May to October: 11.00am to 3.30pm Sundays through Thursdays
November to April:  11.00am to 3.00pm Sundays (or by appointment)

Admission:
Free, but donations gratefully accepted.

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Business Phone Number
+353 1 4531797/6760737
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On Tuesday, 26th of June, 1990 the museum was formally opened. After a difficult period of 5 years, the original government grant was finally expended and the assembled guests were welcomed by the splendid 'In union is strength' exhibition of facsimile or reproduction documents.

Irish Labour History Museum and Archives
Beggars Bush,
Haddington Road,
Dublin 4.

Opening Times
Office Hours: 10 am - 4.30 pm (Monday to Thursday), 10 am - 1 pm (Friday)

Business Phone Number
+353 1 6681071
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Kerry County Museum is located in the Ashe Memorial Hall, a fine example of public architecture in the centre of Tralee. The building is named after Thomas Ashe, a Kerryman who was a member of the Irish Volunteers and who died on hunger strike while imprisoned in Mountjoy in 1917.

The museum holds a number of items relating to the War of Independence including Irish Volunteers minute books and activists’ diaries.

Kerry County Museum
Thomas Ashe Memorial Hall,
Denny Street,
Tralee .

Opening Times

January to May: Tuesday to Saturday - 9.30am to 5.00pm
June to August: Open daily - 9.30am to 5.30pm
September to December: Tuesday to Saturday -  9.30am to 5.00pm
Bank Holiday weekends: Sunday and Monday - 10.00am to 5.00pm

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 (0)66 712 7777
Business Fax
+353 (0)66 712 7444
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This is a twelfth century castle which for many years was the seat of the Butler family, the dukes of Ormonde. Kilkenny castle was at the centre of power struggles in medieval Ireland several parliaments being held there. During the Civil War Anti-Treaty forces occupied it briefly.

Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny City.

Opening Times

October to February: Daily 09.30 - 16.30
March Daily: 09.30 - 17.00
April to May: Daily 09.30 - 17.30
June to August: Daily 09.00 - 17.30
September: Daily 09.30 - 17.30

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Today one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, Kilmainham housed rebel prisoners in 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867, 1916 and from 1919-23. Numerous personalities from Irish history such as Robert Emmett, Charles Stewart Parnell, James Connolly and Eamon de Valera were imprisoned here. It was the scene of many executions and dramatic escapes and continued in use until the end of the Civil War.

Its museum has a comprehensive exhibition of materials relating to Irish history. Guided tours of the prison daily, on the hour. The gaol and museum are often extremely busy during the summer months.

Kilmainham Jail
Inchicore Road,
Dublin 8

Opening Times

April - September: Daily 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
October - March: Mon -Sat 09:30 - 17:30 (last admission at 16:30), Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 1 453 5984
Business Fax
01 4532037
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The Battle of Kinsale was a decisive turning point in Irish history, bringing to an end a nine year rebellion which had seen a powerful alliance of Ulster Gaelic chieftains drive the English from that province and spread insurrection throughout Ireland. A Spanish expeditionary force landed in the Kinsale area in September 1601 but was besieged by English forces under the Lord Deputy Mountjoy. A large force of Gaelic soldiers led by Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell marched from Ulster to link up with the Spanish. Despite early successes the Irish forces were routed in early 1602 and the Spanish agreed to withdraw. The defeat ended Spain ’s immediate interest in Ireland and broke the spirit of the Ulster lords’ resistance, setting the scene for plantation and conquest. The museum contains a major exhibition on this theme. There are also collections relating to the sinking of the Lusitiania in 1915.

Market Square
Kinsale.

Open Times:
Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday: 2.00pm-5.00pm.

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Business Phone Number
021 4777930
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During the Second World War the USA 8th Army Air force was stationed here. Today their presence is commemorated in an aviation museum, which contains collections of material relating to air warfare in both world wars and in the modern age.

Station 597,
Gortnagallon Road,
Langford Lodge,
Ardmore,
Co. Antrim.

Opening Times:
May- October:  Saturday and Sunday  12.30am-4.00pm.

Business Phone Number
028 94423896
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Exhibits of military interest include those on the sieges of the city in the 1640s and 1690s; the history of the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Boer and First World Was; and local experience during the 1916-23 period. There is an extensive collection relating to the stand off between pro and ant-treaty forces in the city during July 1922.

Limerick City Museum – Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum
Castle Lane,
Nicholas Street
Limerick City.

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 10am to 1pm and 2.15pm to 5pm
Admission free

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 (0) 61 417826
Business Fax
+353 (0) 61 415266
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Originally the depot of the Connaught Rangers, Renmore has been an Irish Army base since 1922. Several exhibits commemorate the Connaught Rangers with uniforms, weapons and a regimental drum on display. The War of Independence and Civil War displays include weapons landed from the Asgard in 1914, and guns belonging to Dan Breen, Michael Collins and the Countess Markievicz. There is also a motorcycle belonging to IRA leader Liam Mellows. Among the items featured from the Emergency period is a parachute used by downed German airmen in Galway .

Finally the various peacekeeping missions of the Defence Forces are illustrated, most poignantly by weapons from the 1960 Niemba ambush in the Congo in which 9 Irish soldiers died.

Military Museum ,
Dun Ui Mhaoiliosa,
Renmore Barracks,
Galway .

Visits by appointment only - call a week in advance if possible

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091 751156
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This museum is located in the former Officer's Quarters of a barracks. Historically Millmount was the site of a Norman fortification and was the scene of fighting during Cromwell's siege of the town in 1649. The museum holds weapons and memorabilia relating to local involvement in the Williamite Wars, the 1798 Rebellion, the 1867 Fenian Rebellion, the 1916-23 period and the First and Second World Wars. Of particular interest are exhibits dealing with the bloody capturing of the town by Cromwell and the Battle of the Boyne . There is now a fully restored Martello Tower dating from the Napoleonic Wars open to the public. The tower itself was the scene of fighting in 1922 during the Civil War.

The Governor's House,
Millmount,
Drogheda,
County Louth,
Ireland.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Please note last tours are 60 minutes before closing

Closed for Christmas Holidays

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 (041) 983 3097
Business Fax
+353 (041) 984 1599
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The museum contains numerous collections relevant to military history, especially as it impacted on Monaghan. Exhibits deal with the Battle of Clontibret (1595), the growth of the Volunteer movement in the 1780s, the yeomanry and rebels of 1798 up to the War of Independence and the Civil War.

Monaghan County Museum
1-2 Hill Street,
Monaghan.

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 11am to 5pm
Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 (0) 47 82928
Business Fax
+353 (0) 47 71189
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Among the items of military interest on display are the Bantry Boat, a 38’ long officers barge captured during the failed French landing of 1796 and the Irish merchant ship Kerlogue that rescued 168 German sailors in the Bay of Biscay during 1943. The museum also houses a permanent display of models, photographs, documents and uniforms that commemorates the Naval Service.

The Mariners Church
Haigh Terrace
Dun Laoghaire .

Opening Times
Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm.
Admission Charged

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Business Phone Number
+353 1 280 0969
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Situated in a former military barracks, from 2007 this museum has included a major permanent exhibition dealing with Ireland’s military heritage. While other areas of the museum deal with the military history of Ireland until 1600, this exhibition traces military history in Ireland, and uses origianl artefacts, letters, replicas and interactives to show how soldiering and war affected the lives of Irish people Three main themes are explained through the eyes of the average Irish soldier and civilian caught up in war and conflict here in Ireland: Irish soldiers at home; Irish soldiers abroad; and Irish soldiers in the 20th century. The exhibition also looks at the economic and social aspects of war: why soldiers jopin armies; women and families at war; and soldiers' experience of war and conflict.

The extensive collection of military artefacts, loand and recent donations have been sourced from museums all over the world. It is on permanent display over eight galleries, covering 1,700 sq m in Collins Barracks.

National Museum of Ireland ,
Collins Barracks
Benburb Street ,
Dublin 7.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday

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Business Phone Number
+353 1 6777444
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The museum houses uniforms, weapons and information on the history of policing in Ireland from 1822, with particular relevance to the Royal Irish Constabulary in the 1916-21 period.

A complete database of RIC service records is accessible at the museum.

PSNI HQ,
‘Brooklyn',
Knock Road,
Belfast BT5 6LE

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm.

Visits by appointment preferred.

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Business Phone Number
028 90650222 x 22499
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Situated in the building that housed the school run by the 1916 rebel leader, with audiovisual presentation ‘This Man Kept a School’ and attractive gardens and nature walks.

Pearse Museum and St. Enda’ Park
St. Enda’s Park,
Grange Road
Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Opening Times

Pearse Museum:
November to January: Monday & Wednesday to Saturday: 09.30 - 16.00
February: Monday & Wednesday to Saturday: 09.30 - 17.00
March to October: Monday & Wednesday to Saturday: 09.30 - 17.30
Sundays & Bank Holidays - opens 10.00am

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 1 493 4208
Business Fax
+353 1 493 6120
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The museum holds the uniforms, medals and regalia of the regiment, known as the ‘Faughs' from their battle cry ‘Faugh-a-Ballagh' (Clear the Way). Exhibits tell the story of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (RIr Fus) from its formation in 1793 during the Napoleonic Wars, through the Crimean War, the Boer War, where the regiment relieved the besieged Ladysmith, to extensive service in the First and Second World Wars where the Fusiliers fought at the Somme, Dunkirk, north Africa and in Italy.

The regiment amalgamated with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Royal Ulster Rifles in 1968 to form the Royal Irish Rangers (RIr Rang).

The Sovereign's House,
Mall East,
Armagh, BT61 9DL

Open Times
Monday to Friday: 10.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.00pm

Admission charged.

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Business Phone Number
028 3752 2911
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The Sligo County Museum contains a fascinating collection of exhibits detailing Sligo's rich stone-age history, including a large firkin of 100-year-old bog butter.

Sligo County Museum
Heritage Centre,
Stephen Street,
Sligo .

Opening Times
October to April: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
May-September: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.50pm

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
+353 (0) 71 9111679