Top Five Highlights

Michael Collins' Great Coat

Michael Collins' Greatcoat

See the coat that Michael Collins was wearing on the day he was shot in an ambush in Co. Cork on 22nd August 1922. Notice the dried mud on the bottom flap of the coat (and there is some evidence of dried blood on the right hand side of the collar). The loss of Michael Collins was a decisive blow to the Pro-Treaty government.

Exhibition: Soldier's & Chiefs

Clarke Square

1st Battalion 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment Ferozeshah Day Parade

Clarke Square was originally called ‘Palatine Square’ and was one of five large squares in the Barracks.  The British Army left the barracks in December 1922 and the Barracks were handed over to the Irish Free State Army.  All the squares were then renamed, most of them after the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.

Eileen Gray's E1027 table

Eileen Gray Chrome Table

This iconic table, the most famous piece of Eileen Gray's furniture is the original prototype from her own apartment.  She designed a multi-purpose table for modern living; it could either be a bedside or breakfast table.

Exhibition: Eileen Gray

Proclamation of the Republic

See an original copy of the Proclamation of the Republic, as read by Pádraig Pearse outside the General Post Office on Easter Monday, 1916. The Proclamation was signed by Pearse and six others: Thomas Clarke, Seán MacDiarmada, James Connolly, Thomas MacDonagh, Eamonn Ceannt and Joseph Plunkett.

Exhibition: The Easter Rising: Understanding 1916

Hiroshige's Prints

Grandpa's Teahouse

Hiroshige, a master woodblock printer, gave 19th-Century Europeans a fascinating and beautiful glimpse of Japan's landscapes and culture.  There are 40 of his prints on display - above, see 'Grandpa's Teahouse, in Meguro' one of his prints from his last and most famous series '100 Famous Views of Edo’ (1856-58) which is a delight to behold.    

Exhibition: Albert Bender - A Dubliner's Collection of Asian Art 

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