1916 Re-enactment: Storming of the Museum

1916 re-enactment

We’re delighted to announce that following the success of our March 5th & 6th re-enactments, volunteers will return to storm the museum building as part of the Easter 1916 Rising commemorations this Saturday April 2nd.

We’re teaming up with the Finglas 1916 Commemoration Committee to produce an authentic re-enactment of the storming of a government building. It’s an appropriate setting for such an event, considering the museum used to house Ireland’s gold bullion and arms and we will be decking out the front of the museum to increase the feel of authenticity.

Easter 1916 Re-enactment: Storming of the Museum

The Finglas 1916 Commemoration Committee will be decked out in full regalia, authentic costumes and replica weapons from the times. All of the major groups will be represented, from Na Fianna to Cumann na mBan and even members of the public without uniform, that would have been involved in the Rebellion. They will attempt to storm the heavily fortified Armoury building which will be occupied by “British Army Soldiers”. It promises to be a fun event, and a great way to celebrate the Easter Rising. So come along on Saturday 2nd of April between 1:30 and 2:30 to see a unique spectacle.

Easter 1916 at the Museum

1916 Re-enactmentWe will be taking part in Easter 1916 Rising Commemoration celebrations all year at the museum. We have our own dedicated 1916 exhibit where you can see the major figures who took part and get some additional information you may not have previously known about. And all through the Time Vaults are important events in Irish History, all of which have some link to the Rising. We will be documenting and exploring these links over the coming months.
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