‘Friends in times of turmoil’ – a historical exhibition on the life and career of Consul-General Dobrzyński – will reveal how the Polish nobleman 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.
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.
The event is presented by the Polish Embassy in Dublin in cooperation with the Limerick City & County Council and Polish Art Festival in Limerick.
More information: www.polishconsulexhibition.ie
Entry: Admission free. All welcome.