Short Talks series on Galway’s civil war story

Liam Mellows

Liam Mellows

Galway City Museum, on Saturday 3 December 2022, will run a series of talks on the subject, ‘War of Friends, 1922–23: the civil war story of Pádraic Ó Máille and Liam Mellows’, in collaboration with Galway historians, John Cunningham; Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh and Cormac Ó Comhraí.

The talks will take place in the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane at 1pm. The talk series has been organised by Galway City Museum, as part of Galway City Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022, and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to commemorate events of local and national significance.

On 8 December 1922, Liam Mellows and three other prominent Republican leaders were executed in reprisal for an IRA attack on two politicians, Pádraic Ó Máille from Connemara and Seán Hales from Cork, in which the latter was killed. Former military comrades and political allies, both men had represented Galway in the first and second Dáil Éireann, 1919–1922.

In advance of the centenary anniversary of these tragic events, join Galway historians John Cunningham, Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh and Cormac Ó Comhraí, at the Mick Lally Theatre on Druid Lane, as they discuss the Irish Civil War and the lives and civil war viewpoints of Pádraic Ó Máille (1876–1946 ) and Liam Mellows (1892–1922 ). A Q&A will follow the presentations.

This event is free of charge but places are limited so advance booking is essential; call the Museum on (091 ) 532460 or email [email protected]

Please note that this event is being filmed for Galway City Museum for public dissemination and attendance implies consent to be recorded in the audience.

 

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