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  • 4 May 2017

    The exhibition, presented by the Polish Embassy in Dublin, reveals how Consul-General Tadeusz Dobrzyński initiated diplomatic relations and long-lasting friendship between the young states of Ireland and Poland in the 20th century.

    From the moment he set foot on the Emerald Isle, Dobrzyński became deeply infatuated with Ireland and her people. In total, he spent 34 years in Ireland, of which 25 years were in diplomatic service, making him the longest-serving foreign diplomat in the history of the Irish State.

    His tireless work was one of the factors behind Ireland’s refusal to recognise Communist Poland for longer than any other democratic state.

    Get to know the fascinating life story of Consul Dobrzyński – the first Polish diplomat to Ireland –who involuntarily caused the demotion of President Douglas Hyde as GAA chairman. 

    Let’s follow his footsteps and experience the troubles of the 20th century Europe. We will see his relief at unexpectedly finding a second fatherland across the continent; the first steps of the young Irish Free State in those challenging times; and last, but not least, the birth of friendship between Poland in Ireland – a friendship which is flourishing now more than ever.

    More information on the exhibition is available at:


    This is a touring exhibition and it will be presented in the following venues:

    • Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 -  May 8–16, 2017
    • The Glazed Street, Civic Buildings, Merchants Quay, Limerick – May 18 – June 2, 2017
    • Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12 - June 5–30, 2017
    • Dublin City Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 - July 3–28, 2017
    • The Atrium at Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 - August 14–30, 2017
    • St. Peter’s Cork, N Main Street, Cork - September 4-28
    • Clare County Library, Mill Road, Ennis, Co. Clare - October 2-31
    • Galway City Council, College Road, Galway - November 1-30
    • Wexford Library, Mallin St., Wexford - December 4, 2017- January 8, 2018
    • Arklow Library, Mian St., Arklow - January 8-31 


    The exhibition is in English and is admission free.


    Watch this short video promoting the exhibition: 


    The exhibition launch took place on Wednesday, May 3 in the Royal irish Academy. In the photo gallery below you will find photographs from the event.    






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