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Mayor Holland launches South Dublin 1916 Exhibition

2 March, 2016 - by Sarah Holland

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Sarah Holland, last week proudly launched the exhibition of artefacts relating to the Easter Rising, in county library, Tallaght.

The exhibition contains items lent by St Johns Ambulance and Dublin Fire Brigade, as well as letters and postcards from the time.

Cllr Holland said

“The legacy of 1916 stays with us, and is a living legacy.

The principles enshrined in the Proclamation have yet to be fulfilled, and are aspirations we should work towards as a society.

The items on display here give a snapshot of what life was like at the time, and also show a fascinating insight into some of the heroines and heroes of the time.

There is a focus on our local history, with key figures such as Padraig Pearse and Eoin MacNeill featuring as well as our local contribution to the Rising – such as the paper the Proclamation was printed on.

Thanks must go to the individuals and organisation who have contributed to this exhibition.”

The items will be on display at Tallaght library until May, and are well worth a visit.

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