The handing over of Dublin Castle from the British authorities

The government has said that the celebrations marking the centenary of the handing over of Dublin Castle to the Irish people will be a reflection of 100 years of continuous democracy in the kingdom.

On January 16, 1922, British officials evacuated Dublin Castle, which had been the headquarters of British rule in Ireland for 700 years.

Michael Collins, on behalf of the Provisional Government of Ireland, commended the significance of the moment.

Member of “Rialtus Sealdach na Hirennan [Provisional Government of Ireland] Received the surrender of Dublin Castle at 1.45 pm today. It is now in the hands of the Irish nation.”

The event will be marked at Dublin Castle on Sunday with the first state commemoration since the pandemic began.

President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Michael Martin and other members of the government will be in attendance.

key figures

In attendance would also include representatives of Dáil and Seanad reann, the diplomatic corps, the judiciary, local government, representatives of Northern Ireland and descendants of prominent figures of the time.