'A Call to Arms'
In May 2014 Glasnevin Cemetery Museum appealed to members of the public to come forward with artefacts and heirlooms relating to Ireland's involvement in the First World War. The response was overwhelming and the range of objects and stories brought out into public for the first time gave a unique insight into the history of Ireland during that period.
In 1914 the men and women of Ireland answered a very different appeal. Conflict had begun on the 28th July when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. A tangled web of European treaties and loyalties meant that the world's greatest economic powers were drawn into a war that would last four years and dramatically change the course of history.
Remembering the Irish who fought in World War 1, the exhibition features never before seen artefacts as well as incredible stories.
- We Will Remember Them
- Acts of Gallantry
- Women of WW1
- The War in the Air
- Faces of the War
- The War at Sea
- Monuments to the Fallen
This exhibition is no longer availble to view in the Museum, it is however FREE to view via the Google Cultural Institute Here
"The centenary year of 1916 is not just a time of reflection but should be used as a means to further educate ourselves in our rich and often conflicted history. Initiatives like the Cultural Institute are invaluable to communicating our history and heritage as they not only further display our artefacts to the Irish public but will allow them to reach new audiences globally." Conor Dodd, Lead Historian, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.
*Don't miss: A unique portrait of the First World War battlefields, Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 14-18 is a powerful outdoor photographic exhibition, by Michael St Maur Sheil. More here
Museum Opening Times:
Closed until April, 19th.
The Tower Café - Closed until April, 19th.
How to book:
The best and quickest way to get your place booked in:
When you get to the ticket page, you will see a selection of the different tickets we offer. Simply select the appropriate ticket from this selection and complete the booking process.
We offer special concession rates for service users. Accompanying carers receive complimentary admission. Please contact 01 882 6550 for further details.
For booking enquiries (groups of 11 or more):
Discuss your group booking with our Bookings Coordinator:
+353 1 882 6570