Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’

Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’

Full details and registration *here*

Date: Thursday 7th November 2019

Time: 9.30am – 5pm

Venue: Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway


9.30 am – 10.00am       Registration & Tea/Coffee

10.00 am – 10.15am    Welcome by Cllr Jimmy McClearn, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council

10.15 am – 11.00am    “Liam Mellows, Democrat or Demagogue: Personal Writings and Political Speeches” by Dr Conor McNamara

11.00am – 11.15am     Tea/Coffee

11.15am – 12.30pm    “Provincial talks for Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection – Connacht” by Robert McEvoy

12.30 pm – 1.30pm      Lunch

1.30 pm – 2.15pm        “What it said in the papers a century ago – Loughrea and County Galway in 1919” by Steve Dolan

2.15 pm – 3.00pm       “Stacking the coffins: the impact of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic on Loughrea and Ireland” by Dr Ida Milne

3.00pm – 3.15pm        Tea/Coffee

3.15pm – 4.00pm        “The Mutiny of the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers in 1920”

by Joe Loughnane

4.00pm- 4.45pm          ‘The majority have emigrated’: Post-Civil War Cumann na mBan Emigration   by Síobhra Aiken


Dave Swift and Claíomh will have a display of revolutionary period materials and artefacts on display throughout the day.

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