Arthur Griffith

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service is displaying a copy of Arthur Griffith’s pamphlet The Resurrection of Hungary: A Parallel for Ireland, which was published in 1904.

Griffith was struck by the parallel he saw between Hungary and Ireland – two small countries linked with great empires. He believed that the history of Hungary contained an important lesson for the Ireland of his own time.

This led him to call on Irish MPs to end their attendance at Westminster and set up their own parliament in Dublin.

To find out more, visit the digital exhibition.