A new exhibition, 'Recovered Voices; The Stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15', has opened at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

It explores the lives of the 21,000 irishmen serving in the British Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 and the 47,000 who joined them in the following years.

The exhibition takes in the period that men would have spent in France, their first Christmas in the trenches to the Battle of Gallipoli, uncovering the complexity of Ireland's involvement in the war.

A total of 21 Irishmen and women have been singled out for the exhibition which uses original objects and interactive material to illustrate the human impact of war on Irish lives.

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