Tuesday 9 May 6:30 pm Shannon Library
Nan Hogan was a leading member of Cumann na mBan, the paramilitary organisation for women which played a decisive role in the Irish war of Independence. Nan was a crucial player behind the scenes in one of the war’s most violent districts.
She was later jailed during the Civil War and served several months in Kilmainham. While in prison, Nan became friendly with some of the most radical and influential women of the era and shared a cell with Grace Gifford Plunkett.
Colm Liddy is an Irish writer, musician and pharmacist who lives in Clare. His debut collection of short stories, 40 Fights Between Husbands and Wvives, was published in Dublin in 2009 by Penguin. His novel Not Quite a Fairytale came out in 2011. His book on Nan Hogan tells her life story and is richly illustrated with many photographs.
This event is part of the Clare Decade of Centenaries programme supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
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