Online event to mark centenary of Mulvoy/Quirke deaths in Galway

Deaths of both men makes first republican casualties at hands of Crown Forces during War of Independence

Sean Mulvoy.

Sean Mulvoy.

Galway Sinn Féin will host an online commemoration via Facebook Live on Tuesday September 8 at 8pm to mark 100 years since the shooting dead of Séamus Quirke and Seán Mulvoy.

Mulvoy, aged 20, was from College Road in Galway, and Quirke, aged 24, was born in Cork but had come to Galway for work and lived on the docks at the time of his death. Both were attached to the Galway City Company, 1st Battalion, Galway Brigade IRA, and were shot dead in an altercation with a Black and Tan.

The online event will be hosted through the Sinn Féin Gaillimh Thiar - Galway West Facebook page and will tell the story of that night in Galway which marked the first republican casualties at the hands of Crown Forces in the county or city of Galway during the War of Independence.

There will also be wreath laying ceremonies at the graves of Mulvoy and Quirke at the Old St. James' Cemetery in Mervue and the Republican Plot in St Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork respectively. Sinn Féin Galway West TD, Mairéad Farrell, will deliver the key-note address at the grave of Seán Mulvoy.


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