Riches of Clare Exhibition - Power

...to collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.



Royal Irish Constabulary Helmet
Dublin Metropolitan Police Baton

The Royal Irish Constabulary, a paramilitary police force, was founded in 1836 and existed until its was replaced by the unarmed Garda Siochana in 1922. The Dublin Metropolitan Police was also established in 1836, but unlike the RIC was not a paramilitary force, and was amalgamated into the Garda Siochana in 1925.

Policing the Early Irish State
Clare Champion, Friday, March 28, 2003

Ref: 2000.35 / 2000.36

Royal Irish Constabulary Helmet 2000.35 and Dublin Metropolitan Police Baton 2000.36
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