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Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention

The exhibition includes uniforms, weaponry, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from the time.

THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS Commemorative Organisation (IVO) announced it will display an exhibition of Irish War of Independence memorabilia to mark the 1oo year anniversary of The Fianna Convention of 1912.

The exhibition will take place at the Teachers Club in Parnell Square, Dublin on Saturday 27 October.

Na Fianna Eireann, or The Irish National Boy Scouts, was founded by Madame Markievicz, Con Colbert, Eamon Martin and other republicans in 1909.

The Fianna Convention of 1912 (Image: IVO)

On display at the exhibition will be medals, uniforms, documents and other items from the period and members from the organisation will be on hand to answer any questions from the public.

The event is open to the public from 11am to 6pm and entry is €5 per person with family tickets available for €10.

The IVO told TheJournal.ie that many new items have been added to the organisation's collection for this exhibition but here's a sample of what will be on display...

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention
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  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Uniforms
  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Hat worn by British force
  • Weaponry

    A rifle engraved with the words 'Irish Volunteers'.
  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Binoculars, whistles, medals and other memorabilia.
  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Uniforms worn by Irish Volunteers.
  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Various pieces of memorabilia including a Royal Irish Constabulary Guide and helmet plate.
  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Hat worn by a member of the Cork Brigade of the Irish Volunteers.
  • Civil War

    Various images of the Civil War.
  • Irish War of Independence memorabilia

    Daniel O'Connell's overcoat.
  • Weaponry

    Weapons used by both the Irish Volunteers and British forces.
  • The Providence Journal

    The front page of the Providence Journal with the headline 'Michael Collins, leader of Provisional Government and director of Free State forces in Ireland, is killed at Bandon'.

(All images provided by the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation)

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