Jackie Clarke Collection
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  • Pat K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some famous who lived during our time
    We found this life enhancing experience on our doorstep, great to see someone famous who lived during our life time. We were meet with by the friendly Sharon who was very courteous and knowledgeable, knew her stuff. Def would go back and recommend it to others
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • janiceamurray01
    Western Ireland, Ireland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best museum ever on the social history of Ireland
    Well this was an amazing place so unexpected. I didn’t even know the place was there and when talking to one of the local ladies who had been extremely helpful to us in giving us directions, even down to escorting us to the area we wanted to go to, I asked what the interesting looking building was and she explained it was the Jackie Clarke collection. We returned next day to visit the place (as we were on a time restricted visit to Ballina) and were pleasant surprised. It has to be the best museum on social history, so many things to read and see, artefacts of many types and a wonderful short film on the history of the man. The staff in the museum were so lovely, very helpful explaining lots about how the museum began, they were very knowledgeable. For anyone interested in the social history of Ireland, 1916 and the civil war, I would urge a visit, Ballina is very lucky to have been able to keep this is the town where it all began. So many things go up to Dublin! So all in all we met some fantastic, really helpful, friendly and knowledgable people and worth a revisit in the future. J A Murray
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Caroline M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    School Visit
    St. Mary's Secondary School visit here with their history students every year. The students are always treated very well and come back to school full of wonderful historical knowledge. Would recommend to any school thinking of going.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Marie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Experience with Primary School History Trip
    We recently took our Fifth Class pupils on a history field trip to the Jackie Clarke Museum. The facilitator Celine was extremely well prepared and provided the children with a great lesson on 1798. The lesson concluded with interactive work within the museum itself and was greatly assisted by a number of knowledgeable staff.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Edel McCreanor
    Sligo, Ireland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional gem in Ballina
    Brought a group of 2nd year students on a trip here, and was blown away with the Collection and the incredibly professional crew working there. The collection itself was so fascinating I kept forgetting I was there to guide students and not just pore over the primary sources myself. We will certaintly bring more groups to this amazing collection, and I will most definitely be back by myself so I can give the wonderful collection the time it deserves. Well done by all, very impressive
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Adrian B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    School Trip to Jackie Clarke Museum
    We brought over 60 Transition Year students to the museum this week. It was an informative, interactive and engaging experience for all. It really gave everyone a new perspective on Irish History and the various troubles, rebellions and outcomes of all involved. The many artefacts and themed rooms brought what happened to life and it was superbly run by the staff there. Their expertise was second to none. Will certainly be returning. A gem of a museum, not only in Mayo but in Ireland!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 12 April 2024
  • paula c
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant visit to Jackie Clarke Museum
    4th class from Behy National School attended the presentation on the Great Famine on April 18th. The children started with a picnic in the beautiful garden. They loved how calm it was even though we were in the centre of Ballina. This was followed by a wonderful presentation by Celene. The children were fascinated by all the local details and the variety of media used: PowerPoint, audio recordings and film. The workbook they received is perfect and the children have been working on it in the classroom. I was very impressed with the amount of information the children brought with them from their time in the Jackie Clarke Museum. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic font of education in our town. Thank you to all the amazing staff. They made all of us feel very welcome.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 April 2024
  • Sarah
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    School Trip
    The Jackie Clarke Museum is an outstanding free attraction in Ballina that beautifully narrates Ireland's history. It has a diverse array of information and artefacts, it offers an enriching experience. The staff members are truly exceptional, and a special thank you to Celene for expertly coordinating our visit. Our school had a fantastic time, and we're eager to return with more groups in the future.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 12 May 2024
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Sarah
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
The Jackie Clarke Museum is an outstanding free attraction in Ballina that beautifully narrates Ireland's history. It has a diverse array of information and artefacts, it offers an enriching experience. The staff members are truly exceptional, and a special thank you to Celene for expertly coordinating our visit. Our school had a fantastic time, and we're eager to return with more groups in the future.
Written 12 May 2024
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paula c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
4th class from Behy National School attended the presentation on the Great Famine on April 18th. The children started with a picnic in the beautiful garden. They loved how calm it was even though we were in the centre of Ballina. This was followed by a wonderful presentation by Celene. The children were fascinated by all the local details and the variety of media used: PowerPoint, audio recordings and film. The workbook they received is perfect and the children have been working on it in the classroom. I was very impressed with the amount of information the children brought with them from their time in the Jackie Clarke Museum. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic font of education in our town. Thank you to all the amazing staff. They made all of us feel very welcome.
Written 29 April 2024
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Adrian B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
We brought over 60 Transition Year students to the museum this week. It was an informative, interactive and engaging experience for all. It really gave everyone a new perspective on Irish History and the various troubles, rebellions and outcomes of all involved. The many artefacts and themed rooms brought what happened to life and it was superbly run by the staff there. Their expertise was second to none. Will certainly be returning. A gem of a museum, not only in Mayo but in Ireland!
Written 12 April 2024
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Edel McCreanor
Sligo, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Brought a group of 2nd year students on a trip here, and was blown away with the Collection and the incredibly professional crew working there.
The collection itself was so fascinating I kept forgetting I was there to guide students and not just pore over the primary sources myself.
We will certaintly bring more groups to this amazing collection, and I will most definitely be back by myself so I can give the wonderful collection the time it deserves. Well done by all, very impressive
Written 12 April 2024
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Marie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
We recently took our Fifth Class pupils on a history field trip to the Jackie Clarke Museum. The facilitator Celine was extremely well prepared and provided the children with a great lesson on 1798. The lesson concluded with interactive work within the museum itself and was greatly assisted by a number of knowledgeable staff.
Written 30 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Caroline M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
St. Mary's Secondary School visit here with their history students every year. The students are always treated very well and come back to school full of wonderful historical knowledge. Would recommend to any school thinking of going.
Written 21 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

janiceamurray01
Western Ireland, Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Well this was an amazing place so unexpected. I didn’t even know the place was there and when talking to one of the local ladies who had been extremely helpful to us in giving us directions, even down to escorting us to the area we wanted to go to, I asked what the interesting looking building was and she explained it was the Jackie Clarke collection. We returned next day to visit the place (as we were on a time restricted visit to Ballina) and were pleasant surprised. It has to be the best museum on social history, so many things to read and see, artefacts of many types and a wonderful short film on the history of the man. The staff in the museum were so lovely, very helpful explaining lots about how the museum began, they were very knowledgeable. For anyone interested in the social history of Ireland, 1916 and the civil war, I would urge a visit, Ballina is very lucky to have been able to keep this is the town where it all began. So many things go up to Dublin! So all in all we met some fantastic, really helpful, friendly and knowledgable people and worth a revisit in the future. J A Murray
Written 28 October 2023
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JR
County Down, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This collection of Irish history is a must see. Well worth a visit. The collection is extensive and of huge significance. A very impressive collection and very interesting gallery of exhibits.
Written 31 August 2023
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Pat K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We found this life enhancing experience on our doorstep, great to see someone famous who lived during our life time. We were meet with by the friendly Sharon who was very courteous and knowledgeable, knew her stuff. Def would go back and recommend it to others
Written 29 May 2023
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David56W
Winchester, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
An amazing collection of documents, maps and other memorabilia covering the history of Ireland over 500 years. There is a focus on the republican movement and the struggle for independence. A most informative experience well worth spending an hour or two.
Written 29 March 2023
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