Donegal County Museum Needs your Help with ‘From Conflict To Division- Donegal

Donegal County Museum is looking for objects and materials connected to the final years of the Decade of Centenaries, for its exhibition ‘From Conflict To Division- Donegal 1919-1925’.

This major exhibition focuses on the years 1919-1925 in Donegal.

Exhibition topics range from the War of Independence and the Civil War to Partition and the work of the Boundary Commission and the border, all of which had a significant impact on life in County Donegal and the North West.


The period 1912 to 1923 is perhaps one of the most important in Irish history.

The events that occurred during this decade transformed the island of Ireland and have had a lasting legacy on Irish politics and society, right up to the present day.

In the 100 years since, the lines between fact and myth have become blurred and the true story of the revolutionary years has been buried but not forgotten.

“As we enter the last year of the Decade of Centenaries commemorations, the museum is keen to borrow objects which tell the story of the social, economic and political conditions of the time. Although it was a period of great civil unrest and upheaval, we are particularly interested in objects that represent everyday life for people, especially those associated with Partition and the Border. These objects could include newspapers clippings, books, uniforms, medals, photographs, documents and letters.”

If you have any objects, letters, documents, photographs or personal stories (excluding those already in the Military Archives) connected to the Decade of Centenaries to loan, please get in touch with Donegal County Museum by email to or telephone 074 9124613

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