1922 Constitution Committee

21/10/2022

The Courts Service and National Archives will present a dramatic re-enactment of the proceedings of the 1922 Constitution Committee.

Background

This re-enactment marks the centenary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Irish Free State (Bunreacht Shaorstáit Éireann) by Act of Dáil Éireann on 25 October 1922. The Constitution was drafted by the Constitution Committee, which was chaired by Michael Collins, and med in the Constitution Suite of the Shelbourne Hotel over a period of six weeks.

The re-enactment of the Committee's proceedings, produced and directed by Geoff Gould based on the records, will tell the story of the Committee. It promises to bring to life the discussion and debates between committee members and shed light on the drafting process and final document.

How to watch

‘The 1922 Constitution Committee: a dramatic re-enactment’ will be broadcast live from the room in which those deliberations took place – the Constitution Suite of the Shelbourne Hotel from 7.30pm on 25 October 2022.

It will be live-streamed from the Courts Service YouTube channel and the recording of the event will be available to view afterwards on both the Courts Service and National Archives YouTube channels.