Dickie Bird - Crimean War Hero
Learn more about Dickie Bird, a horse that served in the Crimean War in 1854 with the 5th Dragoon Guards and whose bones were found by archaeologists in Dublin at Clancy Barracks now on display at the National Museum of Ireland.
Dickie Bird has been placed on display in the reception area of the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks for 2 weeks before being moved to a dedicated exhibition space.
Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Dr Pat Wallace commented that “Dickie Bird is a link with the Crimean War which is regarded as the first modern war. It saw the introduction of rifles, nursing by Florence Nightingale and of war reporting by Dublin born William Howard Russell"
Where is it on?: Clancy, formerly known as Islandbridge Barracks, dates from 1798 and a mile west of Collins Barracks. It is beside the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, which Queen Elizabeth will be visiting on Wednesday 18th June during her first visit to Ireland.
Admission is free to all exhibitions at the National Museum of Ireland sites.
Tuesday – Saturday 2.00 – 5.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm – 5.00pm (Closed Monday’s)