The staff and volunteers of The Jackie Clarke Collection were jubilant last Friday (October 2nd) when they learnt they were victorious at the 2020 Museums & Me Awards.
The Jackie Clarke Collection were awarded first place in ALL categories.
The organisers of the Museums & Me remarked:
“Huge congratulations to The Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina.. the energy coming out of Co. Mayo is unbelievable…so many heartfelt messages from voters: people really see JCC and its staff as the heart of the community, with lovely staff, a great programme of family events and outdoor space…”
The Jackie Clarke Collection is located in on lower Pearse Street Ballina in the stunning old Hibernian Bank – a beautiful building in its own right. The main exhibit space showcases the treasures with an interactive touch screen illustrating and detailing hundreds more items. Adjacent, stored in the old cast iron bank vault is an original 1916 Proclamation – Jackie’s “Holy Grail” – and the reading of this is an experience not to be missed.
Everyone at the Mayo North Promotions Office would like to congratulate our neighbours on their remarkable success.