Bilingual 1916 exhibition

The flag flown from the Post Office during the Easter Rising.
The flag flown from the Post Office during the Easter Rising.

The Tower Museum will host a bilingual exhibition entitled ‘The Irish Language Revival and the Easter Rising’ from Monday Feb 1 to Friday 5.

The exhibition, which was developed by Conradh na Gaeilge, details the history of the Irish language from its decline following the devastating impact of the Great Famine to its subsequent revival in the late 19th century.

It reflects in particular on the role of the Irish language within the ideals of the revolutionary generation in 1916. It also charts the events leading up to the Rising, exploring the stories of some of the key figures associated with 1916, both male and female.

The exhibition is part of Derry City and Strabane District Council Museum Service’s programme in partnership with the Council’s Irish Language Services programme.