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After sporadic fighting in Galway during the summer of 1922, and the occupation of some buildings in the town, including the old RIC barracks in Eglington Street, and the former Connaught Ranger barracks at Renmore, the anti-Treaty forces withdrew into Connermara, and into the east Galway countryside.
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.
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The new civil war exhibition, ‘War of Friends, 1922-23: The Civil War story of Pádraic Ó Máille and Liam Mellows’ is now running at Galway City Museum. The exhibition was officially launched by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Clodagh Higgins. It was created 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.
A public commemoration is to take place at the Liam Mellow’s Statue in Eyre Square this coming Sunday, December 11 to mark the centenary of the execution of 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.
Today we are highlighting the careers of two men, both of whom were elected as TDs for Galway in 1918, both of whom fought on the same side in the Rising and the War of Independence and then, sadly, took different sides after the Treaty.
Westmeath County Council, as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme, welcomes a new exhibition of photos from the Irish Civil War.
Westmeath County Council, as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme, invites entries to a new essay competition open to all senior cycle students. The competition is focused on Westmeath during the War of Independence (1919-1921) and/or Civil War (1922-1923). Contributors are asked to write about any aspect of that period in Westmeath’s history. Contributors may concentrate on a particular person, group, organisation, place or event. Apart from political and military topics, contributions on cultural, social and sporting topics are welcome.
Officer Commanding 6 Inf Bn and Custume Barracks, together with the serving members of Custume Barracks, will host an Open Day on Sunday, September 18, for the families of all members of Custume Barracks, with members of the general public also welcome to attend.