Wild Atlantic Way
»This year, journey through the Wild Atlantic Way to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of Ireland.
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Museums and Attractions
Ballina Public LibraryPearse StreetBallinaMayoRepublic of Ireland
Nestled along the banks of the River Moy in County Mayo, the Jackie Clarke Collection is the most important collection of Irish historical material in public hands. Comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years, it includes items associated with some of the most influential figures of Ireland’s history including, Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins, Dr. Douglas Hyde, Michael Davitt and O’Donovan Rossa.Take a journey through time like you have never experienced before. This exceptional collection of material holds the key to Ireland’s past and is an essential stop for anyone with an interest in Ireland’s story throughout the ages.Its magnificently renovated and refurbished building is home to rare books, proclamations, newspapers, autographs, letters, posters, political cartoons, photographs, maps, hunger strike material and personal items from the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.Relax in the Collection’s impressive heritage garden where you will find a wide selection of plants, herbs and flowers from County Mayo.A truly authentic experience, the Jackie Clarke Collection will give you an insight into the Ireland of years gone by through the lens of legendary collector, the late Jackie Clarke.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm