A new Civil War exhibition traces the historic and contentious period of Civil War in Ireland and highlights aspects of Tipperary's involvement through the men and women on the ground. The exhibition is an explosion of colourised photographs from 1921 - 1924, expertly and accurately remastered. The uniqueness of this exhibition, is that it transports you back in time. View astonishing new material associated with Liam Lynch and stories pertaining to Michael Collins' visits to Tipperary.
While you peruse around the gallery, imagine you are standing side by side with these men and women who are living through harsh and secretive times. Spot a young Dan Breen carrying timber planks to build a makeshift bridge to allow a taxi carry arms to evade a blockade in a nearby local town. Examine images of volunteers who were photographed at Tipperary training camps and help us to name them for our archives.
Artefacts, never before seen are also on display. These unique and often morbid pieces paint a picture of an unsettling disconnect from comradery and family, but narrate the harsh realities of Civil War for the men and women who supported or for those who were against the Treaty.
Another distinguishing feature of Tipperary Museum of Hidden Histories new Civil War exhibition is the 'Untold Stories' section, which is magnificently presented. Images of life-sized local historians and relatives were interviewed and through this footage, speak about their family associations during the War of Independence and latterly the Civil War. The emotional and dramatic footage is still raw even after 100 years. The families will never forget these events however, the exhibition concludes with hope.
Dr. Martin Mansergh in his interview discusses the impact of the Truce, the Civil War and the impact it had on the development of the State. He brings hope through the Northern Ireland Peace process and imparts his experience in the power of negotiation, dialogue and patience!
The images sourced from the National Museum of Ireland, National Library, UCC, UCD, John Flannery, and family members were expertly colourised by John Breslin & Matt Loughrey.
The exhibition is funded by Tipperary County Council and the Department of Media, Culture, Tourism, Sport and the Gaeltacht and Creative Ireland Funding.
'Untold Stories', a new Civil War exhibition runs from October 21st 2022 – June 10th 2023.
Contact the Museum to book a group tour or if you have an item pertaining to this period in our Irish history, you'd like to donate, don't hesitate to contact us on 052 61 65252 or email email@example.com
Tipperary Museum of Hidden History is located at Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland E91Y891.