Press Release: Monaghan County Museum

Awards Season at Monaghan County Museum: From a whisper to a roar

The staff at Monaghan County Museum are on a roll! Following on from the recent award for Best Public Building from the Monaghan Tidy Towns, the museum has now received national recognition in the form of the Public Sector Magazine Awards. The museum staff were delighted to be informed that their current exhibition From a Whisper to a Roar – Exploring the Untold Story of Monaghan 1916 had received the award for Best Exhibition according to the Public Sector Magazine which reviewed exhibitions from all over the country before deciding that the museum’s current display was one of the very best. The award was officially presented to the Curator of Monaghan County Museum, Liam Bradley and all of the staff at the museum by the Chairman of Monaghan County Council Cllr P.J. O’Hanlon. Speaking afterwards Curator Liam Bradley said ‘I’m delighted to receive this award on behalf of all of the extremely hard working and highly professional staff at Monaghan County Museum, I think it is due recognition for the huge amount of time and effort it took to make Monaghan 1916 -2016 such an incredible success’. He went on to say ‘the exhibition From a Whisper to a Roar, is a unique story of Monaghan in 1916 and explores both the reaction to the Rising and those from Monaghan involved in it but also the devastating affect the Battle of Somme had on the county and the many families both Catholic and Protestant, Nationalist and Unionist whose sons fought and died there’. This award winning exhibition was developed in collaboration with Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University originally from Killany in County Monaghan and designed by PH7 Design of Monaghan Town.

Indeed the awards seasons continues for the museum as their current exhibition From a Whisper to a Roar has also been nominated for the highly prestigious Chambers Ireland Awards. The exhibition has been shortlisted along with a small number of other hugely successful commemorative installations from around the country. The winners will be announced at a gala event taking place this Thursday, November 24th in Dublin. Hopefully they can make it a hat-trick of wins and bring home another accolade to the County.

Don’t miss your opportunity to view this stunning, award winning exhibition, which remains open to public until the end of February 2017. The museum is open Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm and Saturday 12pm – 5pm. For further details please contact the museum on (047)82928 or email at comuseum@monaghancoco.ie , find them on Facebook or drop in for a visit.