1916-1923 Rising and Civil War

/1916-1923 Rising and Civil War

Minute Book

Volunteers Minute Book Minute book belonging to the Galway City branch of the Irish National Volunteers with 142 pages of detail covering the period October 1914 to March 1917. Mention of both John Redmond and Constable Patrick Whelan in June 1916. Purchase Museum Reg. GCM2016:009 Location: Storage [...]

Minute Book2017-11-01T11:45:20+00:00

Newell Collection

Michael Newell Collection Newell Collection: which includes a revolver, bayonets, 1916 medal and War of Independence Service medal which belonged to Michael Newell who was present at Carnmore Crossroads, Model Farm, Moyode Castle and Limepark House during Easter Week, 1916. Deported to prison in Frongoch, [...]

Newell Collection2017-11-01T11:46:44+00:00

Casserly Holster

John Casserly Holster Leather gun holster which belonged to John Casserly of the Castlegar Company of the Irish Volunteers, Galway. Donation Museum Reg. GCM2016:003 Location: Display

Casserly Holster2017-11-01T11:47:26+00:00

Howth Mauser

Howth Mauser Howth Mauser, Model 71 (M1871), one of 1,500 German military-issue Mausers landed by Erskine Childers from the Asgard yacht at Howth and Kelpie at Kilcoole in July 1914, in response to the rival Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Obsolete and cheap, they were single-shot rifles bought from [...]

Howth Mauser2017-11-01T11:49:30+00:00

Dr Mannix

Dr Mannix Handbill 'The Most Rev. Dr Mannix on the position' Leaflet with a compilation of quotations by the Irish-born Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne Daniel Mannix (1864-1963), referencing the political situation in Ireland from January 21, 1922 to March 3, 1923. Published by Whiteley and Wright, 30 [...]

Dr Mannix2017-11-01T11:51:17+00:00

Sinn Fein Handbill

Sinn Fein Handbill Sinn Fein handbill listing their Aims and Political Programme ‘as adopted by the Ard-Fheis of October, 25th, 1917’, issued by the Organising Committee, 15 College Green, Dublin. Purchase Museum Reg. GCM2015:003 Location: Storage

Sinn Fein Handbill2017-06-07T14:55:31+01:00

Sinn Fein – The Two Policies

Sinn Fein - The Two Policies ‘The Two Policies’ A Sinn Féin propaganda handbill [Leaflet number 29] contrasting the policies of the Free State and Sinn Féin, dating to 1923. Purchase Museum Reg. GCM2015:002 Location: Storage

Sinn Fein – The Two Policies2017-06-07T14:55:07+01:00

Webley Revolver

Webley Revolver Webley revolver reputedly taken from Black and Tan, Edward Krumm after a shoot-out at Galway Railway Station (now Ceannt Station) on 9 September 1920, during which Volunteer Sean Mulvoy was killed. In the aftermath, the Galway RIC rioted in the town and lynched Volunteer Seamus Quirke. Donation Museum [...]

Webley Revolver2017-08-02T11:50:55+01:00


Webley Revolver Webley Mark VI revolver which was manufactured by P. Webley & Son, Birmingham, England. It became their best-known model and was standard British Army issue, being officially adopted in 1915, with over 300,000 revolvers produced for service. A powerful weapon, the Webley Mark VI was used until 1932 – [...]


Brodie Steel Helmet

Brodie Steel Helmet Steel British Army issue 'Brodie' helmet (named after its inventor, engineer John Leopold Brodie) which was used during World War 1 (1914-18). The helmet was secured using a leather chin strap. Originally a green colour, the helmets were padded on the inside, making them more comfortable to wear. [...]

Brodie Steel Helmet2017-11-01T11:53:54+00:00


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