Galway City Museum to mark the end of WWI

Public lecture to examine the war';s impact on Galway and it's people

The Royal Hotel, Eyre Square, was the recruitment office in Galway for The Irish Guards. Photo courtesy of Tom Kenny

The Royal Hotel, Eyre Square, was the recruitment office in Galway for The Irish Guards. Photo courtesy of Tom Kenny

On Saturday November 10, the eve of the centenary of the armistice which ended WWI, Galway City Museum will host a special lecture on The Great War of 1914 to 1918.

At 11am on November 10, William Henry, author of Galway and the Great War, will discuss the impact of the conflict on the city and county. The war claimed almost 1,200 Galway lives.

In the afternoon, at 2.30pm, Dr Anne Matthews – author of Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922 – will discusses the life and times of Anglo-Irish suffragist, novelist and republican activist Charlotte Despard (née French ). This is part of the Modern Irishwomen lecture series, held in conjunction with the Moore Institute at NUI, Galway.

Both events are free of charge, but places are limited so advance booking is advisable via 091 - 532460.

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