On 8 December 1922, Liam Mellows and three other prominent Republican leaders were executed in reprisal for an IRA attack on two politicians, Pádraic Ó Máille from Connemara and Seán Hales from Cork, in which the latter was killed. Former military comrades and political allies, Ó Máille had served under Mellows during the Easter Rising in Galway, and both men had represented the county in the first and second Dáil Éireann. In advance of the centenary anniversary of these tragic events, join Galway historians John Cunningham, Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh and Cormac Ó Comhraí, at the Mick Lally Theatre on Druid Lane, as they discuss the Irish Civil War and the lives and civil war viewpoints of Pádraic Ó Máille (1876–1946) and Liam Mellows (1892–1922). A Q&A will follow the presentations. The talks and Q&A will be filmed for posterity and made available online.
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