Commemorating the Foundation of the Irish Volunteers

PC 2012 Courtesy of Colm J Galligan

To mark the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers on 25th November 1913, an exhibition on the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1918 will be open to the public in The Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital from 25th November until 29th November 2013. Opening hours are 10am - 4pm on Monday to Wednesday, 10am – 7.30pm on Thursday and 10am - 2pm on Friday. Access to The Pillar Room is via the blue gate, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1. Members of the public are invited to attend this exhibition which was developed by the Military Archives. A number of lunchtime lectures will take place daily at 1pm an outline of events can be found here 

Schools are invited and encouraged to attend the exhibition which will provide an insight into the Irish Volunteers during the period 1913-1918.

The Military Archives will also host a limited number of schools with a specifically designed project pack on the foundation of the Irish Volunteers. This project class is limited to 30 and will take place daily at 11am and 2.30pm and at 11am only on Friday. It is expected to take 50 minutes.

Booking is essential and on a first come basis.

Schools can also attend outside of these times to view the exhibition and to speak to the Military Archives staff. Teachers, if they wish to take part in the school pack class and/or visit the exhibition, are requested to contact the Military Archives:



+0353 1 8046457

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