Gateway to Independence: Dún Laoghaire and the Treaty, 1921


6 December 2021 – 16 March 2022

To mark the centenary of the signing of the Treaty, an outdoor exhibition was launched by An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Lettie McCarthy at dlr LexIcon on 6 December 2021. The Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations began after more than two years of violence in Ireland, which ended with a truce on 11 July 1921. Dún Laoghaire Harbour, the ‘Gateway of Ireland’, played an important role in the road to Irish Independence over the following months. Gateway to Independence charts the role of the Harbour as a place of departure and arrival for the negotiating delegation and includes up-close photographs of the men and women involved in this crucial time for the emerging new state.

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