Thursday May 28, 2020

The personal side of our ascent to full independence

Proclaiming a Republic is perhaps the most visually arresting volume of them all

1st January, 2017
A rich historical tapestry: the exhibition at Collins Barracks in Dublin 7

Memoir: Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection, By Darragh Gannon, Irish Academic Press, €24.95

It would be a shock to the late Adolf Mahr – the German director brought in to run the National Museum of Ireland after independence – to discover that, during its first five months after its opening in the summer just gone, the Proclaiming a Republic 1916 exhibition, currently being staged by the National Museum at Collins...

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