Blaze Away

Duelling, Gun Makers & Sword Makers in 19th Century Ireland

Shooting of D'Estere

Exhibition closing 16th September 2012

This exhibition examines duelling in Ireland and the work of two Irish families who made swords and guns in Dublin in the 19th century. The Rigby family of Suffolk Street were Ireland’s most famous gun makers and the Read family of Parliament Street were Ireland’s most  renowned sword makers. Dublin had a large armaments industry in the19th century and the exhibition highlights this work by bringing out of storage the Museum’s large collection of swords and guns.

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