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The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives


Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:00 - Sunday, March 27, 2022, 17:00


Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dame Street, Dublin 2, D02 X822


Admission free but booking essential

The National Archives' landmark centenary exhibition on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives, presented in partnership with the RIA, OPW and NLI, is now open in Dublin Castle.

The National Archives are marking the centenary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921 with a major exhibition of records in its possession relating to the negotiation of the Treaty and its signature.The exhibition is presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, the Office of Public Works and the National Library of Ireland. With the Treaty as the centrepiece, the exhibition places significant documents from the collections of the National Archives on public display for the first time, with records also on display from the collections of the Military Archives, Dublin, and UCD Archives. The RIA's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) project has played a central role as a partner in the exhibition, developing the exhibition text and co-curating the structure and content for the exhibition with the National Archives.

Read this short guide to the Treaty negotiations by John Gibney (Assistant Editor, DIFP), from RTÉ's Century Ireland project, and listen to this podcast on the exhibition featuring John Gibney and Zoë Reid (Senior Conservator, National Archives), recorded for Westmeath County Council. The Treaty itself was the subject of a bonus episode of RTE’s Brexit Republic podcast, with John Gibney in conversation with Colm Ó Mongain, and the exhibition also featured on a special edition of RTÉ’s The History Show, dedicated to the Treaty and its consequences. Many of the documents relating to the Treaty negotiations were published in the first volume of the DIFP series, published in 1998 and are available online here.

The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives is open to the public from 7 December 2021 and runs until 27 March 2022 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dame Street, Dublin 2, D02 X822. Opening hours: 10am – 5pm, daily. Admission free but booking essential

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