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Three smiling women face the camera, with a shoe-making machine in the centre of the picture. Clearly visible is one of the rotary brushes used to polish the shoe leather, and resting on top of the machine is one of a pair of black leather heeled women's shoes.

Down County Museum reflects on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

This month’s blog comes from a special contributor, Shirley Lennon, who worked on a Down County Museum project which brought together the stories of Jewish refugees who came to Millisle farm.

As the UK marks Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27th 2024, please read the blog to discover how an otherwise ordinary item donated to Down County Museum becomes so significant because of its links to survivors of the Holocaust.

  • Three smiling women face the camera, with a shoe-making machine in the centre of the picture. Clearly visible is one of the rotary brushes used to polish the shoe leather, and resting on top of the machine is one of a pair of black leather heeled women's shoes.
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    Down County Museum reflects on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

    This month’s blog comes from a special contributor, Shirley Lennon, who worked on a Down County Museum project which brought together the stories of Jewish refugees who came to Millisle farm.

    As the UK marks Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27th 2024, please read the blog to discover how an otherwise ordinary item donated to Down County Museum becomes so significant because of its links to survivors of the Holocaust.

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    25 years on: Reflections on the Good Friday Agreement

    Down County Museum are pleased to welcome Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and Mark Devenport in conversation to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Join us as they reflect on their experiences of the Northern Ireland peace process and the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

  • Christopher Shortall (centre) in Theatre during his overseas service with the RAF in the Second World War.

    Christopher Shortall – A Surgeon during the Second World War by Myles Shortall

    Myles Shortall, a retired Newry GP, remembers his father, a wartime Medical Officer and Surgeon at Daisy Hill Hospital and Newry General Hospital. This is an edited version of an article in the booklet accompanying Newry and Mourne Museum’s temporary exhibition, Caring for the Community: The Development of Medicine in Newry and Mourne.

  • Theatre staff at Daisy Hill Hospital in 1984. Front row (left to right): Dympna Duffy, Noreen Magee, May Finnerty, Catriona Fitzpatrick, unknown, Beatrice O’Reilly, Roisin McKay. Back row (left to right): John Davis, Rosaleen Larkin, Jacqueline Wynne, Winifred McClory, Theresa O’Callaghan, Ruth Crozier, Marian McCall, Mary Malone, Oliver Ryan.

    A Life less ‘Orderly’, working as a Medical Orderly at Daisy Hill Hospital during the Troubles by John Davis

    John Davis, a former Medical Orderly, shares his memories of working at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry. This is an edited version of an article in the booklet accompanying Newry and Mourne Museum’s temporary exhibition, Caring for the Community: The Development of Medicine in Newry and Mourne.

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