Thursday 7 July 2016

Easter Week 1916: the Valuation Office perspective

The exhibition continues until 30 December
To mark the 1916 Centenary, the Valuation Office in Dublin is hosting an exhibition entitled Easter Week 1916 – the aftermath – a Valuation Office perspective.

The repository of a unique property archive, the Valuation Office was established in 1830 as a Government Office of the Crown and is now among the oldest offices of the Irish State still carrying out its original mandate.

Assembled by a multi-disciplinary team, the exhibition presents the Valuation Office's connection to the events of Easter Week 1916. It recalls the events that took place in the aftermath of the Easter Rising when staff were required to account for their movements during that historic week of turmoil and rebellion and were required to swear allegiance to the Crown. Among its highlights are presentations of the rateable valuation records of the homesteads and places of abode of the signatories of the Proclamation. Through a series of graphic display units, a specially selected number of items from the valuation archive gives the public an insight to these unique property records.

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, in the Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1.