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Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising:
The superb vaults at lower ground floor level of City Hall host a free multimedia exhibition highlighting key elements of the history of Dublin. A new exhibition for 2016, which is also free of charge, is dedicated to 1916 and the history of Dublin Fire Brigade.:
This important exhibition tells the story of Dublin’s firefighters during Easter week 1916, when the city centre burned and Dublin`s streets became a battlefield. Dublin City Hall, itself a 1916 battleground, provides an evocative backdrop for this exhibition of rarely seen material. The exhibition includes material from the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum and private collections, all brought together for the first time to create a unique, not-to-be-missed exhibition suitable for all the family.
Visitors now have an opportunity to view a rare, recently conserved original 1916 proclamation, gifted to the citizens of Dublin in the 1950s by the family of Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell.Photos by Mick Quinn www.mqphoto.com
The Na Fianna Eireann banner which was seized from Countess Markievicz’s home by the British army has been secured on loan from the Royal Collection in London and is presently on display until the end of August 2016. Postcards in the 1916 Rising is a new exhibition in Room 4, and there is also a display relating to veteran Richard P. Gogan.