Dublin City Library and Archive is launching Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme Exhibition. The exhibition focuses on personal stories of individual Irish men who fought at the Battle of the Somme between July –November 1916, mainly serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Drawing on the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive, the exhibition includes photographs, medals, uniforms, documents and other original artefacts. Audio recordings from selected letters and diaries detail first-hand accounts of life in the trenches during the Battle of the Somme, whilst interview footage, courtesy of RTE Archives, provides further eye-witness testimony to the horrors and tragedy of this bloody conflict. The exhibition also considers what public reaction to the Battle of the Somme was like in Dublin 1916, and how the Battle of the Somme has been commemorated over the past 100 years.