On Thursday 17 November 2016 Galway County Council, in conjunction with Loughrea Memorial Group held a public conference on ‘Galway and the battle of the Somme’. This explored the links between Co. Galway and the battle of the Somme; topics covered included the experience of the Galway Volunteers in the aftermath of the Easter Rising, sources for the study of Galway and the First World War, and the experience of the Connacht Rangers. Speakers included Conor McNamara (NUIG), Brian Donovan (Findmypast) and Gregory O’Connor (NAI).
The conference took place at Loughrea Hotel & Spa, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Learn more about the full programme.