Historical exhibition in Ballymahon this Saturday

Historical exhibition in Ballymahon this Saturday

If you have any old medals or memorabilia dating from 1914 – 1922 or are interested in this period in Irish history, then Ballymahon is the place to be this Saturday, August 27.

Ballymahon Library is set to play host to a major exhibition of memorabilia from the period of World War I, Easter 1916 and up to 1922, taking place for one day only  from 10am.

The only exhibition of its kind in Longford, the event is also offering people the opportunity to find out more about their memorabilia from the experts.

“Events such as this are important because they provide people with an opportunity to see and connect with items from our shared past,” said Mary Carleton Reynolds, Ireland 2016 Co-ordinator for Co Longford. “We are inviting anybody who has an interest in this period to come along and also to bring with them any items from the period that they have.”

The exhibition is being mounted by the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation, a voluntary, non-political organisation that collects artefacts from this era and also promotes the study of that crucial time in our history. The exhibition includes items from the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan, the First World War, the Easter Rising and the War of Independence.

The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation has had a very busy year and has organised several exhibitions all over Ireland and this is their only visit to County Longford, so it's not to be missed. 

This event is part of the calendar of events to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising and is being held during Heritage Week (August 20 – 28).

The exhibition will open at 10am and will run until 4pm. For further information, contact 043-3341124 or www.heritageweek.ie or e-mail ireland2016@longfordcoco.ie.