The Maritime Museum’s Halpin Collection includes his Royal Navy Reserve Officers Dress Uniform, including tailcoat, epaulettes, and dress sword. This would have been an extremely rare uniform because. President Michael D. Higgins used Halpin’s sword to officially open the newly refurbished Museum in 2012.
The uniform was recently restored to the highest possible standard by an expert textile conservator and is now proudly displayed on a custom conservation / display mannequin. The restoration included cleaning, removal of creases and distortions, and polishing of metal elements. The Heritage Council and Dublin Port Company generously supported the restoration and new display cabinet.