The League of Augsburg

National Museum of Ireland: 17th/18th Century exhibits











A little lead in on the late Elizabethan period with this musketeer and then the display moves on to cover






the 17th/18th century exhibits.  The section begins with a ' How would you invade Ireland?'  map with some notations on it.




We them go into the period of the Confederate Wars and the Cromwellian occupation. The mannequins were particularly good.





I was very taken by the simplicity of the Jacobite...

The National Museum of Ireland - a lovely wee surprise

The parade ground square at Collins Barracks which is an old British Army facility from the late 18th/early 19th century.

I squeezed this in whilst speaking at a conference in Dublin. What a wonderful find it was. In this first post I thought I would trail the variety of fantastic and interesting militaria contained in a very substantial and well laid out national museum. I visited the Collins...