In 1885 in Cork, Charles Stewart Parnell declared that “No man has the right to fix the boundary to the march of a nation”. The March of a Nation Exhibitions at Lissadell tell the story of Ireland’s march to nationhood from the1798 Rebellion, though to the 1867 Fenian Rising, and down the years to the 1916 Rising.
REPLICA: as well as the 1916 Exhibition, we have now created at Lissadell a life sized replica of the General Post Office, where the Proclamation was read, where many of the leaders fought, and also of the adjoining Moore Street, which saw much of the fighting during the Rising ,and from where the surrender was declared, and of Kilmainham Gaol, where the leaders were imprisoned and executed, except for Countess Markievicz, whose death sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life.
The March of a Nation Exhibitions will be opened on Sunday 5th March 2017, the 150th Anniversary of the 1867 Fenian Rising, 10am to 6pm.An Claoímh re enactors will be present all day doing show and tell from 17th century to 1916 Irish rebels.
Official opening of “The March of a Nation Exhibitions” at 2pm by Mr James Connolly Heron, the grandson of James Connolly. With him will be Mr David Ceannt, the grand nephew of Eamonn Ceannt; Ms Honor O Brolchain, the grand niece Joseph Plunkett; and Ms Rosa Mylonas (2) and Mr Pat Mc Dermott, thegrand niece and grand nephew of Sean MacDiarmada
We will also be launching new tearooms, newly renovated House interiors and new great value season tickets.
Half price admission all day and 10% off season tickets sold on the day.