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The Civil War in Galway and the Executions at Athlone Barracks by Cormac Ó Comhraí


The Civil War in Galway and the Executions at Athlone Barracks by Cormac Ó Comhraí

On 20 January 1923, six months into the civil war, four anti-treaty IRA Volunteers from Galway – Martin J. Burke (25), Hubert Collins (23), Stephen Joyce (29), and Michael Walsh (26) – were executed at Athlone Barracks, having been found guilty by a Free State Military Court of the unlawful possession of arms and ammunition.

Join historian Cormac Ó Comhraí, author of Sa Bhearna Bhaoil: Gaillimh 1913–1923, on Saturday 21 January, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Galway City Museum, as he discusses the Civil War in Galway and the executed men.

 

Book your place by calling 091 532460 or by emailing museum@galwaycity.ie.  Admission is free!

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