OPW NLI Exhibition at The Main Guard

1 December 16

The Office of Public Works (OPW) announces, with the kind co-operation of the National Library of Ireland, the official opening of "Rising", a major photographic exhibition which showcases the Library’s rich imagery of the events and Dublin locations of the 1916 Rising at The Main Guard, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. 

The exhibition includes images from the Keogh Collection, the Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Collection, newly digitised photographs from the Éamon de Valera Collection, and various 1916 albums.
The first venue for this exhibition was the National Photographic Archive, Meetinghouse Square, Dublin 2 and it includes a number of large scale photographs which emphasise the impact of the Rising on Dublin city centre.

"Rising" is free to visit and is open five days weekly, Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm with last admission at 4.15pm.  

The exhibition runs in The Main Guard until the 7th of January 2017 and the OPW invites everyone to come along and view these spectacular images in a spectacular setting.


For further information please contact the OPW Press Office at 01 647 6106 or opwpressoffice@opw.ie

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After the bombardment

  • Image: From a print "After the bombardment" from the painting by Archibald McGoogan


Exhibition : Rising

Gallery : The Main Guard, Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Dates : Open until 7th January 2017

Times : Tuesday to Saturday, 9.00am – 5.00pm (Last admission 4.15pm)

Contact : mainguard@opw.ie or (052) 612 7484