Water: The Riches of Clare

Chamberlain Pen

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1938 ended the Economic War between Éire and Great Britain.

In addition, the treaty also saw the return of the Naval bases at Cobh, Bearhaven, and Lough Swilly to Éire. These “Treaty Ports”, retained by Britain in the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, helped this country to remain neutral during the Second World War.

This pen was used by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to sign the 1938 Treaty and was presented to Eamon de Valera during the ceremony.

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Eamon de Valera Collection
Maritime Collection

Chamberlain Pen 2000.89