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Recovered voices; the Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15

Detailing the stories of 21 Irishmen and women, the exhibition uses original objects and interactive material to illustrate the human impact of the war on their lives.


Recovered voices; the Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15

About 21,000 Irishmen were already serving in the British Army when war broke out in 1914. NMI’s new exhibition ‘Recovered Voices’ explores what happened to them, and the other 47,000 who joined in the first few years of the war.

From the lush green fields of France in the summer of 1914, through that first Christmas in the trenches, to the sun dried beaches of Turkey in 1915, this exciting new exhibition unveils the complexity of Ireland’s part in World War One.

Recovered voices; the Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15

Detailing the stories of 21 Irishmen and women, the exhibition uses original objects and interactive material to illustrate the human impact of the war on their lives.

Recovered voices; the Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15

114 objects from this exhibition are available from our historical collections online.

Thanks to our Partners

We would like to thank the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht for funding this project.

We would like to thank the French Embassy for their financial support.

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Related Events

A number of WWI events are taking place in the National Museum of Ireland in conjunction with this exhibition. Please visit here to learn more. 

Exhibition Panels

Exhibition Panels

Download the following information panels from the exhibition.