The National Treasures Project is still growing and the exhibition & TV series launches in April! Explore over 5000 objects added to the archive by visiting ... See MoreSee Less

"1920s Dress. This belonged to my grand aunt May, maiden name Hynes. She lived in Co. Offally and her family were very steeped in Republicanism - her brothers were in the IRA and herself in Cumann na mBan. My grandmother recalled an incident when the Black and Tans knocked down the door and they were confronted by my grand aunt with a hurley in her hand - they threatened to shoot her, they were looking for my grand uncle who wasn't there, so they smashed up the house. I don't know who made the dress. She married an accountant in the late 20's and they were quite well off." Thanks to Alison Killilea Add you object to the story of modern Ireland by visiting

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More functionality has been added to the National Treasures website. Explore it now at ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to release new functionality on the National Treasures project. You can now search the database using decade, theme and county! How is your county represented in the archive? Explore the archive now

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Coverage of the new Man on the Bridge book in today’s Irish Times
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Great to see coverage of the new Man on the Bridge book in the Irish Times today! Purchase your copy now by visiting

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The National Treasures roadshows are finished, tv broadcast and exhibition in 2018!!! National Treasures ... See MoreSee Less

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the last Roadshow in Cork this weekend. We've had an amazing time travelling the country over the past month, meeting many amazing objects and extraordinary people. Watch this space for updates on the National Treasures TV programme and exhibition which will be coming soon in the new year. Keep adding your stories and your objects to the story of modern Ireland here:

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The last National Treasures roadshow packed up in Cork yesterday! Exhibition and tv broadcast will happen in 2018. A fantastic team effort! ... See MoreSee Less

As we come to the end of the last roadshow, a big thank you to our wonderful crew who worked hard to make the whole project happen! #nationaltreasures

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Fantastic launch of the second Man on Bridge book to finish the project, purchase your copy here ... See MoreSee Less

What an amazing launch of the second Man on Bridge book!!!! Thank you to everyone who came along and order your copy right now here

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We’re looking forward to launching the second Man on Bridge book tonight as we wrap up the project! Come one down. ... See MoreSee Less

The 2017 Man on the Bridge Photobook Launch

October 24, 2017, 6:30pm - October 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Produced by the Man on Bridge team and the wonderful folk at Collins Press, this BRAND NEW "Man on the Bridge" photobook is the last chapter of the project and brings fantastic closure to a three year campaign to collect the photos of Arthur Fields and tell his story. Another crowd-sourced publication made up completely by your photos, this final book captures Dublin as it was lived and as it was enjoyed over a fifty year period. The launch of this new photobook is free and open-to-all. There will be wine and there will be some very special guests! Pre-order your copy now by visiting

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