GPO Museum Pride Tour highlights Ireland’s fight for independence

by Rachel Cunningham
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The award-winning GPO (General Post Office) Museum is highlighting the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to Ireland’s fight for independence, this Monday, June 24.

The museum is located within one of Ireland’s most famous building, the GPO, in the heart of the city on O’Connell Street.

On Monday, the museum is offering a special guided tour that will explore the lives, relationships and roles of a community whose impact on Irish history is often unrecognised.

A guide will bring attendees through the difficulties faced by queer individuals in the 20th century and how their efforts towards Irish independence and equality cannot be understated.

This event is an opportunity to discover the people who would shape Ireland’s revolution and would continue to rebel against the systems in place long after independence had been achieved.

Our understanding of and language surrounding the LGBTQ+ community has developed significantly since the early 20th century and the tour will strive to be inclusive while also communicating the limitations of the community during this time period.

This specially researched tour will last approximately one hour and offers over 100 artefacts, interactive touchscreens and an immersive film experience explore.

Booking is essential as availability is limited. Please note this tour includes descriptions of violence and may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.

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