Cycling the Country
Featuring bicycles and cycling accessories from the collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Cycling the Country explores the history of the bicycle, and developments in design which led to the introduction of the safety bicycle - similar to the modern machine we know today.
By the 1930s bicycles became the key mode of transport in every parish in Ireland, dramatically changing the social life of ordinary people.
While the Museum is closed to visitors for now due to COVID-19 public health advice, you can still explore some of the themes, stories and images featured in this exhibition.
Memories and stories associated with cycling are recounted throughout the exhibition. Images and recollections focus on buying a bicycle, learning to ride and travelling for work and leisure. Humorous accounts include avoiding prosecution for cycling at night without lights!
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This exhibition of bicycles and cycling accessories explores the history of the bicycle in Ireland.
History of the bicycle in Ireland
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