Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award 2016

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Monaghan County Museum won a major national award for their exhibition From a Whisper to a Roar at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards held in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin. In doing so they have completed a treble of awards in as many weeks; beginning with the Monaghan Tidy Towns Award for Best Public Building, they then moved on to the Public Sector Magazine Award for Best Exhibition and capped it all off with the Special Commendation Award for National Commemorative Events at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. Not since its early years when the museum won the Council of Europe Prize in 1980 has the service enjoyed such enormous local, regional and national recognition for the remarkable programme of exhibitions and events that it hosts at its headquarters on Hill Street, Monaghan Town.

The museum won their most recent award in a category that included some of the largest commemorative events from around the country. However, despite this, it was Monaghan County Museum’s exhibition, which explores the untold story of Monaghan 1916 and incredible people that are featured in this multi award winning display which swayed the judges to decide that this was the exhibition which deserved the national accolade.