Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme Exhibition. Guided Tours for Groups of 8-20 people.
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The exhibition focuses on personal stories of individual Irish men who fought at the Battle of the Somme between July –November 1916, mainly serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Some were killed, others injured, and even those who survived unscathed returned to an Ireland which was radically different following the Easter Rising in April 1916.
Drawing on the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive, the exhibition includes photographs, medals, uniforms, documents and other original artefacts. Audio recordings from selected letters and diaries detail first-hand accounts of life in the trenches during the Battle of the Somme, whilst interview footage, courtesy of RTE Archives, provides further eye-witness testimony to the horrors and tragedy of this bloody conflict. The exhibition also considers what public reaction to the Battle of the Somme was like in Dublin 1916, and how the Battle of the Somme has been commemorated over the past 100 years.
The guided tours will be given by expert members from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, who will introduce exhibition and provide further information on Irish participation in World War 1.
Please note: Group tours require a minimum group size of 8 people. If you would like to book a guided tour as an individual or small group please contact email@example.com to arrange a tour rather than booking using EventBrite.
The exhibition was developed by Dublin City Archives on behalf of Dublin City Public Libraries and Archives, and is funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemoration.