The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina


Distance: 14km

Time: Approx 20 minutes’ drive from Ceol na Mara guesthouse

Jackie Clarke (1927 - 2000) was a Ballina businessman and a genius collector of Irish historical material. In 2005, his widow, Mrs Ann Clarke gifted his collection to Mayo County Council for the people of Ballina, Mayo and Ireland. It is the most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising more than 100,000 items spanning 400 years.

The exhibit is located at Pearse Street in Ballina town centre, about 15 to 20 minutes’ drive from Ceol na Mara guesthouse.

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