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French Military exhibition continues into autumn

The National Museum of Ireland, Museum of Country Life in association with the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present this exhibition which was originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris). The exhibition was first seen in the National Museum, Dublin as part of Ireland’s EU Cultural Programme 2013. It has been enhanced by additional material not previously seen in the Dublin exhibition. A highlight of the exhibition is the display of the Ramillies flag which is on loan from Kylemore Abbey. This flag was captured at the Battle of Ramillies (in Belgium) in 1709 by Lord Clare’s Irish Brigade.

A forgotten night at Galway Docks

When Christy Moore sings his well known song, “Viva la Quinta Brigada”, in honour of those who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War one of his sardonic verses includes the lines:

 

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