Safety at Sea through War and Upheaval: Irish Lights 1911-1923

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Irish Lights ExhibitionA joint collaboration of the Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Royal Irish Academy.

This exhibition highlights the history of Irish Lights between 1911 and 1923. Irish Lights’ overall mission of safe navigation at sea, is looked at in the context of the wider political and economic developments of the time.

The exhibition uses hitherto unexplored sources from the Irish Lights archive to present a new and distinctive view of Modern Ireland’s most critical decade.

The exhibition explores how Irish Lights, with its origins in the late-eighteenth century, and coming of age in the certainties of the nineteenth, faced the challenges of global and national uncertainty in the early twentieth century. Precisely, the exhibition details Irish Lights’ history between 1911 and 1923.

This exhibition explores these years, and incredible events, such as; the Easter Rising of 1916, the Anglo-Irish War of 1919–1921, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Central Library

February 

Rathmines Library

May

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