Donegal County Museum currently has the National Library of Ireland exhibition, ‘Gallant Sons – Irishmen and the First World War’ on display.

This travelling exhibition, created by the National Library of Ireland, charts the huge human cost of the First World War, telling the stories of families who were left without a father, brother or son.

The exhibition tells a great deal about life in Ireland between 1914 and 1918. Supplementary learning activities and resources have also been compiled for 5th and 6th class students of SPHE.

Admission is free and the exhibition runs until early July 2014.

To coincide with this exhibition, Donegal County Museum wishes to appeal to borrow objects, stories, photographs, letters, etc relating to Donegal Men and Women’s experiences of the First World War, both at home and on the Front. The County Museum is currently researching and developing a new exhibition on Donegal and the First World War, which will open in September.

“We wish to borrow any items, stories, photographs, etc relating to Donegal Men and Women’s involvement in the First World War and in particular those whose stories may not have been told before.

“Our original First War exhibition was in 2001 and it featured a life sized cross section of a First World trench. This exhibition was then developed into a unique Travelling exhibition ‘Before I Joined The Army’, which has travelled around the island of Ireland since 2005. We are now in the process of researching and developing a new exhibition on the First World War and we would like to tell the stories of those men and women and in particular those who may not have had their stories told before”, said Caroline Carr, Donegal County Museum.

If you have anything that you think would be of interest to the Museum for the exhibition, please contact Caroline Carr, Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

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