Help second-level history students engage with the text of the debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty. These resources are suitable for Junior Cycle, Transition Year and Senior Cycle.

Resource guide and checklist

Guide

Resource guide and checklist

Start with this resource guide. It explains how to use the series of resources and how the activities align with the curriculum.

Explore Historical Sources

Choose from four resources, each focusing on one of the TDs (Teachtaí Dála) who spoke in the Treaty Debates.

From Truce to Free State

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From Truce to Free State

See the key facts and dates around the Treaty that brought Ireland from the Truce to the Free State in this infographic.

Two men walking through gates 1921 or 1922

TDs arriving at Earlsfort Terrace for the Treaty Debates / Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Free State or Republic? Pen pictures of the historic treaty session of Dáil Éireann

The Treaty Debates

The Illustrated London News coverage of the opening of the Treaty Debates in Dublin on 14 December 1921 | © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Treaty Debates

In 1921 and 1922 we mark the centenary of the Dáil debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The discussion on the Treaty was the most significant debate in the history of the Dáil. It was a crucial moment in Ireland’s history that set a new path for Ireland.