On Saturday 3 November the Old Tuam Society and Galway County Council presented a one-day conference entitled ‘Pioneering women in Irish history’, to mark the centenary of the achievement of female suffrage for women over 30, with property rights or a university education. Speakers included John Cunningham (NUIG), Geraldine Curtin, and Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington (NUIG). There was also be…

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On Thursday 5 April the launch took place in Galway of Conor McNamara’s War and revolution in the west of Ireland: Galway 1913-1922. The book explores the history of the entire revolutionary period in Connaght, with particular focus on  County Galway. The period 1913-22 witnessed extraordinary upheaval in Irish society. The Easter Rising of 1916 facilitated the emergence…

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