Tag Archives: War of Independence

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 Summary On Saturday 26 October, the … Continue reading

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The Burning of the Custom House, 1921

Tuesday, 9 October, at 8.15pm in the Officers’ Mess, Custume Barracks Talk by Liz Gillis Summary On 25 May 1921, the IRA launched one of its largest and most audacious operations when it attacked Dublin’s Custom House, the heart of the British administration in Ireland. Many still view … Continue reading

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The 2018 William (Billy) English Memorial Lecture: ‘The Rise of de Valera, 1882-1932: the making of the Chief’

Wednesday, 25 April, at 8.30pm in the Wineport Lodge Talk by David McCullagh Summary How did Éamon de Valera emerge from obscurity to become the undisputed leader of Irish nationalism during the War of Independence? How did his background shape him and forge the character that … Continue reading

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