Exhibition on the Treaty of 1921 opens at Wicklow Library

A major exhibition on The Treaty of 1921 is running in Wicklow Town Library & Archives until the middle of May.

Marking the centenary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the exhibition – ‘The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives’ – has had a hugely successful three-months run at Dublin Castle where the Treaty went on public display for the first time. The exhibition is presented by the National Archives in association with Wicklow County Council.

The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives’has been developed in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Royal Irish Academy, the National Library of Ireland with records from the collections of the Military Archives and University College Dublin Archives.’

The exhibition in Wicklow Library & Archives, which runs until May 17th, was formally opened on Monday (April 25th) by the Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Shay Cullen, along with Cllr Gail Dunne, Wicklow Municipal District; Chief Executive, Brian Gleeson and Director of the National Archives, Orlaith McBride.

The papers of Wicklow’s Robert Childers Barton, who was one of the plenipotentiaries of the Treaty, will also feature in the exhibition, as well as other local records from the Wicklow County Archives collections. The Military Archives has also kindly loaned items from their collections for the Wicklow exhibition.

To mark the exhibition coming to Wicklow, a series of public talks will take place in County Buildings, commencing with a talk by Dublin City Historian-in-Residence, Dr Cormac Moore on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.  Talks can be booked on Eventbrite or by contacting Wicklow Library on 0404-67025.

The exhibition is free to enter.

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