Friends in Times Of Turmoil

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Friends in Times Of Turmoil

Date: September 4th-30th

Place: St Peter's Cork

Tickets: Free Entry

St Peter’s is delighted to be partnering with the Polish Embassy in Dublin to host Friends in Times of Turmoil. This fabulous exhibition tells the tale of the first Polish diplomat in Ireland, Consul Dobrzyński. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the historic and special relationship between Polish and Irish citizens.

Discover the fascinating life story of Consul Dobrzyński, who involuntarily caused the demotion of President Douglas Hyde as GAA chairman. By inviting President Hyde to a soccer match between Poland and Ireland in 1938, Consul Dobrzyński. Otherwise a very popular and admired personality in 1930’s Dublin, Dobrzyński unwittingly caused chaos on the Irish political scene!

‘Friends in Times of Turmoil’ is a historical exhibition on the life and career of Consul-General Dobrzyński and is presented by the Polish Embassy.  For more information visit the Friends in Time of Turmoil website:


An accompanying lecture by Dr. Gabriel Doherty of UCC entitled ‘Irish-Polish relations in the years 1916-1918’ will be given on Saturday 16th September at 5pm.




The exhibition is in English and runs throughout September.


St. Peter's Cork
N Main St
Cork, City in the Republic of Ireland H62 DV76

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