Visit the Jackie Clarke Collection in Mayo

Jackie Clarke (1927-2000) was a Ballina Business man and a genius collector of Irish historical material. In 2005 his widow, Mrs Anne Clarke, gifted his collection to Mayo County Council for the people of Ballina, Mayo and Ireland. It 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.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the museum is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

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. If you would like a guided tour of the exhibition and garden email them in advance and they can help you to plan your visit.

  • Monday – CLOSED
  • Tuesday – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Friday – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Sunday – CLOSED

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