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Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919 - 1921. On Thursday, February 20th 2020 a new and appealing exhibition was launched in Monaghan Museum and, as we were told, this is planned as the final exhibition to take place in the present Museum as the sod will soon be turned for the building of the Peace Campus in Monaghan Town where the new Museum will be included. The launch was also tinged with sadness as it is the first Exhibition since the sad passing of Noel Breakey, whose expertise and work made a huge contribution to the work of the Museum and its exhibitions. Indeed his influence and his legacy was evident in this exhibition and Curator, Liam Bradley, spoke of the great loss to Monaghan and to his friends, especially the Museum staff. Liam thanked everyone who was involved in this latest exhibition with particular mention of John Murray and Monaghan County Council, Professor Terence Dooley, the Museum staff and all who contributed stories, images and artefacts to produce this marvellous and informative exhibition. It commemorates Monaghan people and the passion, fervour and sacrifices of our people in gaining Independence and making it part of the Monaghan story, indeed the story of all of us. Prof. Dooley said that he was delighted to be involved in this terrific work, which highlights the economic and social conditions of the time as well as the cultural shift and the every day experiences of ordinary people living in extraordinary times and gives us a great insight into the thoughts and zeal of the leaders of the time, especially men like Eoin O’Duffy, Dan Hogan, Matt Fitzpatrick and many others. Prof Dooley congratulated Liam Bradley and his staff for the wonderful work. Cllr Seamus Coyle, Mayor of Monaghan, congratulated everyone involved in putting this excellent exhibition on display and spoke of the great leadership and guidance given by Liam Bradley. This exhibition will, he said, give people an opportunity to learn the sacrifices made by those involved in the struggle for Independence and we owe so much to them for giving us the right to vote and to decide by whom and how our country is governed and that we can take part in shaping the future of our country and our lives. He officially launched the Exhibition, which would encourage debate and engagement and give people an understanding of this important period in our history. There was a huge crowd in attendance and it was difficult to get a full viewing and time to absorb the various section which means that I will return at a time when I can move about from item to item and imagine myelf living in those troubled times. I would encourage all to pay it a visit and it is a must for anyone interested in our history.
Above we have Sean O’Halloran and his wife Lynda. Sean is a grandnephew of Alice Mullan, who was very active and instrumental is setting up a big number of Branches of Cumann na mBan around county Monaghan and Cavan. Left they are with Dan and Maeve Mullan, Glaslough.
Above - Curator Liam Bradley, Prof. Terence Dooley, Officials present, Cllr. Seamus Coyle, Mayor of Monaghan, who launched the Exhibition and the Mayor pictured with Gerard Fitzpatrick, nephew of Matt Fitzpatrick.
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Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919 - 1921. On Thursday, February 20th 2020 a new and appealing exhibition was launched in Monaghan Museum and, as we were told, this is planned as the final exhibition to take place in the present Museum as the sod will soon be turned for the building of the Peace Campus in Monaghan Town where the new Museum will be included. The launch was also tinged with sadness as it is the first Exhibition since the sad passing of Noel Breakey, whose expertise and work made a huge contribution to the work of the Museum and its exhibitions. Indeed his influence and his legacy was evident in this exhibition and Curator, Liam Bradley, spoke of the great loss to Monaghan and to his friends, especially the Museum staff. Liam thanked everyone who was involved in this latest exhibition with particular mention of John Murray and Monaghan County Council, Professor Terence Dooley, the Museum staff and all who contributed stories, images and artefacts to produce this marvellous and informative exhibition. It commemorates Monaghan people and the passion, fervour and sacrifices of our people in gaining Independence and making it part of the Monaghan story, indeed the story of all of us. Prof. Dooley said that he was delighted to be involved in this terrific work, which highlights the economic and social conditions of the time as well as the cultural shift and the every day experiences of ordinary people living in extraordinary times and gives us a great insight into the thoughts and zeal of the leaders of the time, especially men like Eoin O’Duffy, Dan Hogan, Matt Fitzpatrick and many others. Prof Dooley congratulated Liam Bradley and his staff for the wonderful work. Cllr Seamus Coyle, Mayor of Monaghan, congratulated everyone involved in putting this excellent exhibition on display and spoke of the great leadership and guidance given by Liam Bradley. This exhibition will, he said, give people an opportunity to learn the sacrifices made by those involved in the struggle for Independence and we owe so much to them for giving us the right to vote and to decide by whom and how our country is governed and that we can take part in shaping the future of our country and our lives. He officially launched the Exhibition, which would encourage debate and engagement and give people an understanding of this important period in our history. There was a huge crowd in attendance and it was difficult to get a full viewing and time to absorb the various section which means that I will return at a time when I can move about from item to item and imagine myelf living in those troubled times. I would encourage all to pay it a visit and it is a must for anyone interested in our history.
Pictured above are the officials at the launch. To the left Cllr Seamus Colye, Mayor of Monaghan, chats to Gerard Fitzpatrick, nephew of Matt Fitzpatrick.
To the left we have Sean O’Halloran and his wife Lynda. Sean is a grandnephew of Alice Mullan, who was very active and instrumental is setting up a big number of Branches of Cumann na mBan around county Monaghan and Cavan. Below they are with Dan and Maeve Mullan, Glaslough.