Jackie Clarke Collection
Housed in a fine Victorian building and with a beautiful walled garden, over 400 years of Irish Historical Artefacts await you within this stunning private collection. Located just 2 minutes from us here at Ballina Manor Hotel, this free exhibition is full of treasures dating back to the 1960’s.
The Jackie Clarke Collection is the most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years. It includes artefacts associated with Theobald Wolfe Tone, letters from Michael Collins, Douglas Hyde, Michael Davitt and O’Donovan Rossa. It also contains rare books, proclamations, posters, political cartoons, pamphlets, handbills, works by Sir John Lavery, maps, hunger strike material and personal items from Leaders of the 1916 Rising. Thousands of items can be seen on display in the Jackie Clarke Collection.
The Jackie Clarke Collection is located in the former Provincial Bank building on Pearse Street, Ballina. Built in 1881, it was used as a bank until 1977. It was designed by the Victorian architect Thomas Manly Deane, who also designed the National Museum and Government Buildings, Dublin.
The building, which was acquired by Mayo County Council in 2008, has been completely renovated and refurbished. It now hosts an award-winning exhibition centre that has been specially designed for the Jackie Clarke Collection.
Jackie Clarke collection gives great context to those wishing to explore Irish memories and Irish history. Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Find out more information on The Jackie Clarke Collection by calling 096 73508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Relax and unwind after a day of learning about our rich Irish history at the 4 Star Ballina Manor Hotel. Our luxury guestrooms boast all modern amenities as well as fluffy pillows, crisp linen and comfortable beds which make for the perfect night’s sleep. We offer a range of dining options where our menus are inspired by locally sourced ingredients, freshly prepared by our expert chefs and include a range of light bites and classic dishes full of flavour.