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Launch of "Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape"

09 December 2016

DRI launches new digital exhibitions on Frongoch & 1916

On Tuesday December 6, 2016 - the 94th anniversary of the establishment of the Irish Free State - the launch of "Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape" took place at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. Supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ireland), the new series of digital exhibitions commemorates the internment of Irish prisoners at the Frongoch internment camp, Wales, in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Archivist and Cultural Commentator Catriona Crowe officially launched the exhibitions, along with DRI Director Natalie Harrower, Director of the National Library of Ireland Sandra Collins, Director of the National Museum Raghnall O'Floinn, Chief Executive of the National Library Wales Linda Tomos and Project Creative Lead for Inspiring Ireland 1916 Caroline McGee. The launch was attended by staff from the cultural institutions, as well as press, colleagues, friends and family members of some of the original Frongoch inmates.

All the Frongoch exhibitions can be viewed on the Inspiring Ireland digital cultural heritage platform

Photo caption: L-R: Inspiring Ireland Project Creative Lead Caroline McGee, DRI Director Natalie Harrower, Director of the National Museum of Ireland Raghnall O'Floinn, Archivist and Culural Commentator Catriona Crowe, Chief Executive of the National Library Wales Linda Tomos and Director of the National Library Sandra Collins, at the launch of "Frongoch & 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape". Photo: Paul Sherwood.

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