Athlone – a Revolution and its Legacy

Saturday, 26 October, at 11.30am in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone

A series of talks as part of the official Decade of Centenaries programme

There is no admission charge and all are welcome

Athlone: a Revolution and its Legacy

The event forms part of the official Decade of Centenaries programme

Summary On Saturday 26 October, the Prince of Wales Hotel will host ‘Athlone: a revolution and its legacy’, a series of short talks that will explore the history of the town and the country during the War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War. The event, which begins at 11.30am, is being organised by the Old Athlone Society and part-funded by Westmeath County Council.

Speakers and Schedule

John Burke – ‘Down with England. Up with the Republic’: Athlone and the Irish War of Independence, 1919-21

Ian Kenneally – ‘Fake News and Irish Freedom’: the media, censorship and propaganda, 1919-1923

1.00pm – 2.10pm:

2.10pm (Keynote):
Donnacha O Beacháin – ‘The Irish Border: from partition to Brexit’

Sinéad McCoole – ‘The eyes and ears’: women’s role in the campaign of independence

John Gibney – ‘Revolutionary diplomats’: Dáil Éireann’s ‘foreign service’ in the War of Independence and Civil War, 1919-1923

Questions and close

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