Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum
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Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum is housed in the grade 2 listed Sovereignís House. The Eagle Takers Gallery won the Best Exhibition in Ireland in 2003. The collection contains the unifor t. The innovative displays in the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum offer a fresh approach to the interpretation of Irish military history. The timeline, with its events from Armagh, Ireland
New Exhibition: TRENCH WARFARE 1914 - 1918 In World War I, both sides constructed elaborate trench and dugout systems opposing each other along a front, protected from assault by barbed wire, with the area between opposing trench lines known as "no man's land". The common infantry soldier had only a few weapons to use in the trenches: the rifle, bayonet, and hand grenade. The bayonet is not only an infantry icon but also an essential tool, both practical and psychological in the life of any soldier. Rudimentary grenades are almost as old as gunpowder itself but it was with the advent of World War One that they came into their own. Given the constricted nature of trench warfare the grenade was ideally designed for use in a close combat environment. This new exhibition running from February to August 2013 has some fine examples of Trench weapons. Coming to the Museum in late 2013 is "Women at War" an exhibition looking at the part played by women in the services and on the home front.
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