A Polish Hero of the Great Famine

A Polish Hero of the Great Famine

19 - 23 August, 10am - 5pm

  • Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Academy House, 19 Dawson Street
  • Co. Dublin – Dublin City

Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands. An exhibition by the Polish Embassy in Dublin exploring the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the nineteenth century.

This panel exhibition tells the captivating story of Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, a Polish humanitarian thanks to whose efforts c. 200,000 children were saved during the Great Irish Famine. This exhibition includes several rarely seen images of Famine relief and charity, drawn from collections of major museums and libraries in Ireland, Britain, Australia and the United States.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Full)
  • No Car Parking Available

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