Dec 16

Centenary of British military evacuation from Dublin Port: Saturday 17th December 2022

At 3.45pm on 17th December 1922, Captain Henry Robinson was the last of 57,000 British soldiers to leave Ireland since January 1922 as he boarded the SS Arvonia troop ship at Dublin Port.

Port 1922 to 2022

To mark the 100 years anniversary of the British Army evacuation, Dublin Port Company is delighted to present two events, a drama production and an afternoon of lectures.

Saturday 17th December 2022 : 

@ 11am:

Anu Productions will perform a short piece from “Back home to a wonderful time” on Berth 18 where the last troop ship left from, part of the show that will be presented by Dublin Port in 2023


Also to commemorate this occasion Dublin Port Company and East Wall History Group are delighted to host a seminar featuring three excellent speakers:

Liz Gillis – Author and Historian in Residence for South Dublin County Council – The Irish Civil War in the North Inner City.

Paul O’Brien – Military Historian and Author – Sunsets on Empire. The British military withdrawal from the 26 counties of southern Ireland.

Lar Joye – Port Heritage Director, Dublin Port Company – Dublin Port and the Decade of Commemorations.

Both events are FREE but booking is advised.

Tickets here :




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