The American Revolution and Ireland

The American Revolution and Ireland: An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

The Museum of the American Revolution invites you to a special evening presentation featuring Dr. Martin Mansergh in conversation with Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall. 

Dr. Mansergh, historian and former Irish political adviser who helped negotiate the Good Friday Agreement (1998), and Ambassador Mulhall, who served as a member of the Secretariat of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation (1994-95) and was part of the Irish Government’s delegation at the time of the Good Friday Agreement, will discuss the influence of the American Revolution and the Irish Revolution of 1798 on Ireland’s path to independence, and their relevance to today. Craig Snyder, President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, will introduce presentations by Dr. Mansergh and Ambassador Mulhall.

Before and after the talk, guests are invited to view the Museum’s first international loan exhibition, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier. This limited-run, special exhibition follows the untold story of Richard Mansergh St. George, an Irish artist and officer in the British Army, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798. The exhibition will include treasures from Ireland’s 18th-century revolutionary history on display in America for the very first time, including Wolfe Tone’s bloodstained wallet from the National Museum of Ireland.

Event Schedule: 

  • 5:30pm Cocktail Reception and Special Exhibition Viewing
  • 6:30pm Conversation with Martin Mansergh and Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
  • 7:30pm Reception and Special Exhibition Viewing

Honorary Event Committee: 

Governor Edward G. Rendell, Honorary Chair
State Representative Mike Driscoll
Joseph Fox
Charles E. Hopkins
Marita Krivda Poxon
Kevin Kent, Esquire
Honorable James Murray Lynn
Joseph S. Martz
Edward D. McBride
Kathleen M. Sullivan