'Tales from the Other Side' at Marsh's Library

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Marsh’s Library presents '1916: Tales from the Other Side', a new exhibition exploring minority experiences of 1916.

'1916: Tales from the Other Side' uses a unique archive of books, manuscripts and artefacts to trace how minority communities responded to the tumultuous events of the Irish revolution.

 Discover the Rising through the diaries of a middle-class teenager who travelled into Dublin on Easter Week. Follow a scholar as he crosses a city at war, and meet a student librarian, Richard FitzPatrick, as he joins the British Army in the aftermath of rebellion.  The exhibition introduces artists, librarians, cleaners and former revolutionaries, whose lives intersected with Marsh’s Library at a defining moment. The exhibition focuses especially on stories from Irish Protestant and Jewish communities and features letters from Roger Casement, watercolours by Seán O’Casey, and ‘bullet books’, ancient texts which were machine-gunned during Easter Week and have never been repaired.
Casement 1059 55A  CLIP O'Casey watercolours 2A R5_4_34 flat 3A

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