1916 exhibition in Lettershandoney

Sackville Street in Dublin pictured after the 1916 Easter Rising.

Sackville Street in Dublin pictured after the 1916 Easter Rising.

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A free exhibition focusing on the Easter Rising is opening at Mullabuoy Community Centre in Lettershandoney today.

The Gasyard Trust is bringing the exhibition to the area as part of its continuing commemoration of local connections to the Rising and the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

The exhibition is moving to Lettershandoney following successful stagings at the Tower Museum, Creggan Feile and at Hillcrest House in the Waterside.

Project Officer Mickey Cooper said: “The exhibition will be housed in Mullabuoy Community Centre for a limited period and has some really intriguing pieces of history, both local and national, on display.

“There is no charge and everyone is welcome to come along.

“Some of the pieces on display have never been shown before and may never be seen again.

“Anyone who may have artefacts from around that period (the turn of the century) that may wish to display or donate pieces to the archive collection are welcome to contact Mullabuoy Community Centre directly.

“There will be decommissioned weapons, munitions, relics and uniforms and a walk through history of the ‘Rising’ and the times leading to partition.

“Please come along and bring a friend for this one time only Centenary exhibition.”

The exhibition opens today (Thursday) from 12pm to 8pm, and will run right through to next Wednesday.

Those wishing to view the exhibition on Saturday should phone 02871302388 for more info (closed Sunday).

This Friday from 12pm to 2pm there will be a private showing for the Luncheon Club.