The Irish Times Magazine - - FRONTLINES -

If you’re look­ing for a more ad­ven­tur­ous Sun­day af­ter­noon, why not pay a visit to the De­fence Forces open day at Farm­leigh House? High­lights in­clude un­armed com­bat demon­stra­tions and a weapons display from the Army, Air Corps and Naval Ser­vice. If that’s not enough, the para­chute team will jump from Air Corps he­li­copters. An exhibition of vin­tage ve­hi­cles will be on site, in­clud­ing the 1920s ar­moured Rolls Royce Sli­abh na mBan car and the Pres­i­dent’s mo­tor- cy­cle es­cort display.

Other high­lights in­clude the De­fence Forces vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence – if any­body prefers the real thing, there will also be a ca­reers exhibition. And ar­chiv­ists from the Mil­i­tary Ar­chives, the pri­mary source of ma­te­rial from the Irish rev­o­lu­tion­ary pe­riod, will of­fer guid­ance to peo­ple who want to look into their fam­ily’s mil­i­tary his­tory. Ad­mis­sion is free. farm­leigh. ie

Róisín Guyett- Ni­chol­son

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