Until 30 November 2010. The social, economic and cultural background to Dublin's Easter Rising is explored, focusing on the 'decade of disturbance' from the Dublin Lockout to the Easter Rising, and from the War of Independence (1919-1921) to the end of the Civil War (1922-1923).
The exhibition outlines the main events of Easter Week, such as the locations of the garrisons and biographical details of the leaders. The most important exhibit is the original copy of the Proclamation of the Republic, as read by poet and revolutionary P
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The Easter Rising: Understanding 1916
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Dublin 7. Tel. +353 1 6777444