The War of Independence in North Galway is the subject of a lecture to be delivered by Dr. Conor McNamara, of the Moore Institute at NUI Galway, on July 12th at 8.00pm in Screene’s Lounge, Guilka, Menlough. This is part of a series of free public history events, titled Galway Centenary Conversations: War & Revolution Roadshow, organised by NUI Galway, GMIT, Galway County Council and the local Skehana & District Heritage Group.
The talk will focus on an array of local and national events, personalities and developments during the independence struggle in Galway against a background of the aftermath of the 1916 Rebellion, the conscription crisis, the 1918 General Election and the roles of Cumann na mBan and the Galway Volunteers. In excess of thirty witness statements from The Bureau of Military History detailing many events and occurrences in the North Galway area will be available on the night for attendees to read or borrow.
Family history and memorabilia
The series is also a chance for the public to offer their family reminiscences of the period and discuss the involvement of local communities and families. National experts will be available to offer advice or support to budding researchers and encourage people to bring along material from their own family’s involvement or any relevant letters, memorabilia. After the lecture there will also be an opportunity put questions and opinions before Dr. McNamara for discussion. The Skehana & District Heritage Group extends an invitation to all interested persons to attend where entry is free and complimentary refreshments will be served.
If you have any queries please contact us and the Skehana & District Heritage Group looks forward to welcoming you to Screene’s of Guilka.
Le gach dea-mhein.