The Local Authority Museums’ Network (LAMN) represents the 12 Local Authority Museums across Ireland who all play a vital role in the social, cultural and economic life of the regions they serve. Collectively, local authority museums serve a population of over 1.8 million people, attracting over half a million direct visitors each year with a far reaching impact in schools, communities and voluntary organisations across the country.
The LAMN’s most recent collaborative project, an exhibition titled ‘1916 Across the Country’ is a snapshot of the significant role that the 12 museum members have played in bringing the story of this historic commemorative year across the country. LAMN have produced a new booklet highlighting a 1916 story from each county across the museum network.
The story of Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge, Carlow is told on page 6. Free copies of ‘1916 Across the County’ can be found on the 2nd floor of Carlow County Museum. The LAMN comprises Carlow County Museum; Cavan County Museum; Clare Museum, Cork Public Museum, County Museum, Dundalk; Donegal County Museum; Galway City Museum; Kerry County Museum; Limerick Museum; Monaghan County Museum; Tipperary County Museum and Waterford Museum of Treasures.
The majority of the LAMN Museums including ourselves in Carlow have free admission, visit as many as you can to see their story!