Saturday, 22 July 2017

‘FRIENDS IN TIMES OF TURMOIL’ THE STORY OF CONSUL DOBRZYŃSKI, THE FIRST POLISH DIPLOMAT TO IRELAND

May 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

This historical exhibition reveals how the Polish nobleman initiated diplomatic relations and long-lasting friendship
between the young states of Ireland and Poland in the 20th century.
For more information visit the exhibition website: http://polishconsulexhibition.ie/
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 Dobrzynski – the first Polish diplomat to Ireland –who involuntarily caused the demotion of President Douglas Hyde as GAA chairman.
This is a touring exhibition and it will be presented in various parts of Ireland. At present it is on display in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin (May 8-16). For information on other venues please click HERE.

The exhibition has been produced and is presented by the Polish Embassy in Dublin.

Admission to all venues is free. All welcome. The exhibition is presented in English language.

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