A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine:
Paul Edmund Strzelecki

2 January – 30 March, 2020

1 February – 30 March, 2020

14 March - 24 May, 2020


Watch the Promo of the Virtual Tour of the Exhibition.

Photos from the lecture on Paul Strzelecki and the Famine

Watch photos from the lecture on Paul Strzelecki and the Famine delivered by Dr. Emily Mark-FitzGerald (UCD) on 10 October as part of the Dublin Festival of History

Launch of a permanent exhibition on the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna

Watch the photos from the opening of a permanent exhibition on Paul Strzelecki in the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, Co. Galway, on 29 June,2019.

We wish to sincerely thank the Deputy Anne Rabbitte TD for officiating the ceremony as well as to the General Manager Steve Dolan and his staff at the Irish Workhouse Centre for giving the exhibition a permanent home! Also, thank you Inisowiacy the Polish folk group from Ennis for making this occasion even more special!     

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Strzelecki on the Moncrieff Show

Listen to this engaging interview conducted by Sean Moncrieff with prof. Peter Gray on Paul Strzelecki and the exhibition. The piece aired on Newstalk Radio on Wednesday, June 12. Thank you Newstalk for doing your bit to promote Strzelecki in Ireland!

Strzelecki Lecture Podcast

If you missed last week’s lecture on Polish Strzelecki and the Great Irish Famine in the Royal Irish Academy, do not despair! The lecture has been recorded and is now available above.

Lecture on Paul Strzelecki in the Royal Irish Academy on 12 June

Watch photos from the very engaging lecture on Paul Strzelecki in the Academy on 12 June.

The lecture was delivered by Prof. Peter Gray (Queen’s University Belfast) and Assoc. Prof. Emily Mark-FitzGerald (University College Dublin). Our special thanks go to Siobhan Fitzpatrick and her staff at the Academy for hosting the lecture!

What do you think about the exhibition ?

Have you seen the Strzelecki exhibition yet? Watch this video and listen to the impressions shared by the people who already have!

Exhibition Promo Video

Watch this stunning video promoting the exhibition!

It was produced by the Polish Embassy and hopefully it will help spread the word on Strzelecki and his humanitarian work in Ireland during the Great Famine.

Exhibition has been launched!

The exhibition was officially launched last night by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Thank you President for paying homage to Strzelecki! Watch the photos from the truly unforgettable evening and rush to see the exhibition in the Royal Irish Academy!

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Video from the Opening Night of the Exhibition

The President’s Office put together this lovely video to commemorate last night’s Opening Night  and the story of Strzelecki.

The ceremony of unveiling a Strzelecki plaque in Clifden

You might remember the ceremony of unveiling a Strzelecki plaque in Clifden in June 2018? Have a look at the pics and when in Clifden look out for the plaque! The plaque was unveiled by the then Ambassador of Poland to Ireland, Ryszard Sarkowicz and the Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, Cllr. Eileen Mannion.

Paul Edmund Strzelecki’s plaque was unveiled in O’Connell Street.

Paul Edmund Strzelecki was first officially celebrated in Ireland in 2015 when his plaque was unveiled in O’Connell Street. It was sponsored by the citizens of Poznań, Irish Polish Society, the Irish Culture Foundation (Poznań), and Dublin City Council. Look at the pic and try to spot the plaque when in O’Connell Street!     

Watch this video on Paul Strzelecki and his humanitarian deeds during the Great Irish Famine.

The video was produced by Kosciuszko Heritage (Sidney, Australia)