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The Civil War in Galway & the executions at Athlone Barracks
January 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
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. Join historian Cormac Ó Comhraí, author of Sa Bhearna Bhaoil: Gaillimh 1913–1923, as he discusses the Civil War in Galway and the executed men.
Book your place by calling the museum at 091 532460 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.