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1798, The Year of the French

  • until 15 December
  • Mon-Sun: 2pm-6pm
    Wed: 2pm-8pm
  • Admission free, in the Mediathèque

This exhibition commemorates the 225th anniversary of ‘The Year of the French’, when forces of the French Republic landed in Co. Mayo, on Ireland’s west coast, to support the Irish rebellion for independence. The movement had grown out of the United Irishmen’s campaigns since 1791 to make every man a citizen and abolish religious distinctions. This exhibition commemorates the expedition and explores its political and cultural legacy.

Curated by Frank Rynne and Sylvie Kleinman, co-presented by the Centre Culturel Irlandais and the Irish Embassy in France