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Bronze sundial, dated 1711.The History Department holds and collects objects relating to the social, economic and political history of Ireland, with particular emphasis on Ulster from 1600 and Northern Ireland from 1921.

Image caption: Bronze sundial, dedicated to Edward Gernon, decorated with engraving of a man with a spade, a bush and a bird in flight, dated 1711.



Civil rights handbill Civil rights handbill
Where can you see this object? In the Contemporary Collecting case in the Troubles gallery. Which collection is this object part of? History collection Why is this object important? Produced in 1969 by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association in America, these handbills were distributed ...

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Nobel Peace Prize Medal Nobel Peace Prize Medal
Where can you see this object? In the Gold Medal Winners case in the Troubles gallery. Which collection is this object part of? History collection Why is this object important? The Nobel Peace Prize for 1976 was awarded jointly to Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan for their work to promot...

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The Dying Cúchulainn The Dying Cúchulainn
Where can you see this sculpture on display?  Modern History Galleries - Home Rule to Partition 1900-1922 Which collection is this object part of? History. Why is this sculpture so important? This is an official small scale sculpture of an original that is in the General Post Office in...

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North Irish Horse tunic North Irish Horse tunic
Where can you see this uniform on display? Remembering 1916 exhibition (‘Window on History’ Gallery) Which collection is this uniform part of? History.  Why is this uniform so important? The North Irish Horse was one of the first non-regular units to be deployed to France w...

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‘In Immortal Memory’ ‘In Immortal Memory’
Where can you see this art work on display?  Remembering 1916 exhibition (‘Window on History’ gallery) Which collection is this object part of? History. Why is this art work so important? Painted on glass, this prison art work was produced by Augustus (‘Gusty’)...

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36th (Ulster) Division Base Depot Flag 36th (Ulster) Division Base Depot Flag
Where can you see this flag on display? Modern History Galleries - Home Rule to Partition 1900-1922 Which collection is this flag part of? History. Why is this flag so important? This flag was hoisted at the base depot of the 36th  (Ulster) Division in northern France, and later Belgiu...

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Louisa Nolan Medal Louisa Nolan Medal
Where can you see this medal on display? Remembering 1916 exhibition (‘Window on History’ Gallery) Which collection is this medal part of? History. Why is this medal so important? The Military Medal was created by a Royal Warrant dated 25th March 1916 to those below commissioned ...

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Easter Proclamation, 1916 Easter Proclamation, 1916
Where can you see this document on display?  Modern History Galleries - Home Rule to Partition 1900-1922 Which collection is this object part of? History. Why is this document so important? This iconic historical document proclaims independence, justifies rebellion, and sets out the pri...

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Constabulary Medal (Ireland) Constabulary Medal (Ireland)
Where can you see this medal on display?  Remembering 1916 exhibition (‘Window on History’ Gallery) Which collection is this medal part of? History. Why is this medal so important? The Constabulary Medal was introduced in 1842 as a decoration of the Irish Constabulary (rena...

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Irish Volunteer Tunic Irish Volunteer Tunic
Where can you see this uniform on display? Remembering 1916 Exhibition (‘Window on History’ Gallery) Which collection is this uniform part of? History.   Why is this uniform so important? The Irish Volunteers were a private army formed in 1913 by Nationalists during the Thi...

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Artwork Artwork
Prints and Watercolours of Historical and Topographical InterestThe History department holds prints and watercolours of historical and topographical interest dating from the mid-17th century to the present day. These include portraits of local personalities and figures of note; street scenes and ...
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Militaria Militaria
The History department's collections contain the following categories of specimens on the theme of military history in the period 1600-2000:In addition to a range of ceremonial and military uniforms there are uniform items relating to the constabulary from its establishment in the mid-19th centur...
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