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Museum Exhibition.

A very interesting and worth a visit exhibition was officially opened in Monaghan Museum at Hill Street on Wednesday, Nov 10th entitled ‘Seen but not heard’. This has been produced by LAMN (Local Authority Museum Network) and is an enchanting collection of images and memories documenting many aspects of growing up on the island of Ireland during the past 100 years. There is quite a collection of memorabilia on display too and all in all it will have an interest for all age groups. The older generation will be reminded of times past and memories of their youth will be recalled. It would be an ideal afternoon for a senior citizens outing and an opportunity for them to tell of their own experiences and to compare stories. For the younger generation it will be a revealing insight into the lives of their grandparents and great grandparents as youngsters and comparisons are sure to be made with modern Ireland. Workshops for groups are planned and if you are interested just get in touch with the museum staff and they will take the next step for you. However this exhibition will be on display till February 2011 and it is well worth a visit but bring a friend with you as you will need someone with whom you can exchange stories.
The official launch was performed by Jackie Crowe, County Monaghan Mayor and Dave Fallon, acting County Manager. Boys from St. Mary’s Boys School entertained the people present with a wide range of songs and musical accompaniment and solo musical performances. I could not help but notice the excellent behaviour of all the boys who stood for the performance and remained standing for the launch speeches and this took quite a while yet every boy stood still throughout. Well done to them and their teachers.