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The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina.

The old Provisional Bank Building.

The Genius Collector room houses some of his most important artefacts.

Interactives in each room allow the visitor to explore the full depth of the collection.

The memory cubes are constantly updated with local videos from the locality.


The Jackie Clarke Collection


Opened officially in June 2013, The Jackie Clarke Collection is one of the most important Irish collections in the world. Its breadth and importance, once only known to its creator, is now being made available to all.


Martello wokred with Mayo County Council for two years preparing this amazing collection for public display. The exhibition is housed in the old Provincial Bank on the mainstreet in Ballina.

The Jackie Clarke Collection contains over 100,000 items including many unique documents that scholars had believed to be lost - sole surviving copies of publications, rare handbills and proclamations, unpublished manuscripts and political writings. The sheer range of this collection is breathtaking. It was put together during the lifetime of one man, Jackie Clarke, (1928-2000). Spanning nearly 400 years of Irish history, its earliest documents date from the early 1600s, its final documents were collected by Jackie Clarke in 2000, the year of his death.


Award Winner at the IDI Design Awards 2013 for Exhibition Design

Award AHI Commendation 2015


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