Athenaeum Museum
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Bluerobin59
Warrington, UK3,134 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is an amazing exhibition which seems to be run by volunteers. We met Greta who was an extremely knowledgable and friendly and helpful member of staff. She gave great information and advice about family genealogy and local history and connections as well as great information on the museum itself. It’s very atmospheric because it’s the headquarters and the displays are really interesting and informative. A special section on the role of women. There’s interactive activities and lots of first hand memorabilia. It was an unforgettable experience. We will definitely return.
Written 26 October 2019
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Christy_Luv2
Gorey, Ireland1,907 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
You feel the history of this building as soon as you walk in. To be lucky enough to have had AIDAN (RYAN) give a talk about Enniscorthy, was a big 'plus' for us. When we were last here, in 2016, there was talk of Exhibitions etc and WELL DONE to everyone - you've done it! There's a wonderful 1916 Exhibition, with many authentic artefacts. Well worth a visit if you're interested in history. ENJOY!
Written 19 August 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,584 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I really enjoyed my visit to the excellent Athenaeum and its 1916 exhibition. It's a gem of a place and though very small and strangely bereft of other tourists, it is absolutely well worth your time.
It details the part played by Wexford town and it's townsfolk in the National uprisings against the British in 1916. It has documents and memorabilia and a reconstruction of their military headquarters.
There is a lot of information on the part played by local women as part of Cumann na. mBan. When the phone rings in the secetary's office, make sure you pick It up and listen!
Upstairs the theatre is worth a look. It's where the ballroom scenes in Oscar nominated film Brooklyn were filmed. Indeed some of the interior sets in that film were shot here in the Athenaeum, the scenes in the office whete the main character worked for example.
Am excellent museum which many seem to miss literally next door to Enniscorthy Castle. Definitely worth a call, only €3 too.
Written 9 August 2018
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Kos26
31 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Well worth a visit to this hidden gem, very informative and intersting about the locals who were involved in the 1916 easter rising
Written 20 June 2018
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Jenny W
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
May 2018 • Family
We were greeted by a lovely woman who gave us a quick introduction to the museum. Her father had been involved in the 1916 rising. The whole place is a full of memorabilia from local families whose relatives were connected to the rising.

It is very imaginatively laid out with some great sound effects and lots of interesting objects. The information is clear and succinct. I was there with my husband and 16 and 18 year old. We all enjoyed it, including the teenagers. It may not be as interesting to younger children but I'd really recommend it to families with older children and anyone who is interested in history. It's well worth a visit.
Written 13 May 2018
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Christy_Luv2
Gorey, Ireland1,907 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
The plans for the Athenaeum is an exhibition hall. We visited the first day it opened and you can still smell the fresh paint. Photos of how it was years ago are on the wall and it is fascinating to see the hundreds of people attending meetings and dances. It will bring you back in time. Enjoy a quick visit.
Written 23 June 2017
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