2016 Memorabilia Day - Balbriggan Sunday 6th of March 2016

As part of Fingal County Council’s Centenary Programme they held a Family Memorabilia Day.

Members of the public are invited to bring along items of interest such as letters, medals and photos that tell the story of their family connections to the 1916 Rising and beyond to 1923.

The purpose of the Family Memorabilia Day is to give families with a connection to Fingal an opportunity to bring their precious items and memories related to the revolutionary period 1915 -1923 to be catalogued and digitised in order to unearth and make available the hidden histories relating to this pivotal period in Irish history.

Informa are on hand again to digitise the material which will be used in time to develop an online resource. Historical experts, auctioneers, book sellers and genealogists was on hand to give advice.

A screening of ‘ A Terrible Beauty’ video accompanied by a talk on same will be held. So if you have a box hidden in the attic or under the bed that holds a story of a family member that was involved in the 1916 Rising and beyond to 1923 then come along.

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