Thurles To Host New Exhibition On Anglo Irish Treaty

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A major new free exhibition about the Anglo Irish Treaty approved by Dail Eireann 100 years ago this year is to be held in the Source Arts Centre Thurles from May 3rd  until May 31st.

The Thurles exhibition is part of a regional tour with the exhibition featuring the  Anglo-Irish Treaty itself and details the work of the Irish plenipotentiaries and their secretariat, by presenting the documentary record that they left behind.

The exhibition also chronicles day-to-day life in London for the men and women who made up the Irish delegation, from parties attended, dinners hosted and appearances at theatre and gala performances, to the tense final days and hours leading to the signing of the Treaty just after 2am on 6 December 1921.

Finally, it documents the delegation’s return to Dublin, and the Dáil Éireann cabinet meeting that followed.

The exhibition will be complemented by a number of local elements including the display of local archives and artefacts relating to the period.

Tipperary County Council’s Archives, Libraries and Heritage Services will promote public engagement among school students, the research community, and the people of Tipperary.

This exhibition is presented as part of the Government of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 National Programme.

A virtual exhibition is also available online at www.nationalarchives.ie