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Portrait of Irish delegate George Gavan Duffy by Sir John Lavery - by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow & Son Ltd., London on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery.

Exhibition topics

Much has been written on the events preceding the Treaty negotiations, the talks themselves and their aftermath and a selection of recommended secondary sources regarding same can be consulted in the sources section of the exhibition.


What follows below are three short commentaries which narrate the background to the negotiations, isolate the key issues in the Treaty document that was signed on 6 December 1921 and which outline the main events in the aftermath of its signing, all of which can be consulted in conjunction with the timeline.