MONAGHAN COUNTY MUSEUM PRESENTS - 'MONAGHAN'S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1919-1921'
Working in collaboration with Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University, Monaghan County Museum presents its thrilling new exhibition, 'Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919–1921'.
Using stunning imagery, objects, film and first-hand accounts as well as new research into the history of the conflict in Monaghan, this new and important investigation into what happened in the county during those fateful years reveals a tale that is more than just a struggle between the IRA and the British forces for control of the county. Stories such as the impact of the conflict on the local population, sectarianism due to Monaghan’s proximity with the Unionist majority counties in Ulster as well as land issues all played a part in the history of the War of Independence in Monaghan.
The exhibition includes a number of never before seen key objects and displays that will enthrall visitors as they explore this fascinating exhibit. The exhibition will have a booklet with additional information that will be available from the museum or as a download on the museum website.
Exhibition will launch on Thursday, February 20th from 7:30pm