The Royal Irish Academy, the National Museum of Ireland, and The Irish Times are collaborating with the EU Presidency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Adobe to bring you a gift of A History of Ireland in 100 objects ‘from the people of Ireland to the people of the world’ for St Patrick’s Day.
This rather excellent project is worth a look. It contains some fascinating objects, Also some controversial, as it features an AK-47 machine gun the Anglo-Irish sign and eh a washing machine….
But this is the coolest, Daniel O’Connell’s chariot.
In September 1844, this extravagantly ornate “chariot” was drawn through the streets of Dublin by six splendid grey horses, accompanied by a crowd of around 200,000 citizens. Sitting on the gilded seat was the most celebrated, adored, feared and despised Irishman of his time, Daniel O’Connell.
Bertie would have done the same given the chance
You can see the Chariot at Derrynane House, Caherdaniel, Co Kerry heritageireland.ie/en/South-West/DerrynaneHouse
You can download the History of Ireland in 100 objects app for free here on ITunes
You can order the pre-order the book on the Royal Irish Academy website.