- 22 Sep 21
Dublin Castle will host the programme's flagship exhibition, The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives, in December.
The National Archives of Ireland have launched their commemorative events for the next Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023. The Commemoration Programme of Events will recognise important 1921 events, including the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
The Royal Irish Academy, National Library of Ireland, and National Archives will all host events this autumn and winter, featuring presentations by Michael Portillo, Dr. Marie Coleman, Dr. Anne Dolan, Dr. William Murphy, and David McCullagh.
John Beattie has also been named the National Archives' Artist-in-Residence, and he will create historical and cultural reconstructions of the collections from the 1921-1923 period. He will also host a series of presentations surrounding his experiences and artistic approach.
The programme's flagship exhibition, The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives will launch at Dublin Castle in December. The public will be able to see some of the National Archives' historical documents for the first time. The exhibition will be on display in London's British Academy from October 11-23 before moving to Dublin to be available from December 6 to March 27, 2022.
Orlaith McBride, the director of the National Archives, said: "The exhibition is for everyone, but we would particularly encourage schools and young people to come along and see everything from the Treaty document itself to records relating to life in London for the delegation from October to December 1921 as well as original cabinet minutes, correspondence, secret drafts, private papers, photographs and much more."
"I'd really encourage everybody to come along and see for themselves records relating to the foundation of the modern Irish State," she added.
Admission is free to these commemorative events. Find more information here.