Saturday 19th September
The full line up for our lecture series is now available. The Road to Independence: The War of Independence & Civil War in West Waterford 1916 - 1923.
A series of talks and an exhibition on the period will take place at the Town Hall Theatre and Waterford County Museum, Friary Street, Dungarvan on Saturday 19th September. Talks begin at 3pm. Admission €5. All are welcome.
Opening Remarks by Ivan Lennon
Ivan is a son of Eveline and George Lennon whose father was manager of Dungarvan Gasworks. George Lennon was the youngest commander of a Flying Column during the Irish War of Independence. Ivan has carried out extensive research on his parent's families and on his father's role in the War of Independence. He has just published a book based on his research - "Ulster to the Deise: Lennons in Time". He lives with his family in Rochester, New York.
Seán Murphy: The Story of the Deise Brigade
Seán is a native of Kilmacthomas. He is a retired Social Welfare Officer. Seán and his wife Síle have written extensively on the history of the Comeraghs and surrounding areas. Their publications include "The Comeraghs - Fact and Fancy" (1974); "The Comeraghs - Famine Eviction and Revolution" (1996); "Waterford Heroes Poets and Villains" (1999); "The Comeraghs Gunfire & Civil War - The Story of the Deise Brigade IRA 1914 - 1924".
Dr. Pat McCarthy: Running Guns into Waterford 1921
Pat was born in Waterford and educated at Mount Sion CBS. He holds a PH.D in chemistry and an MBA from NUI Dublin. He is correspence secretary of the Military History Society of Ireland. He has contributed a number of articles to the Decies on the Fenians and the War of Independence.
Terence O'Reilly: "Rebel Heart" George Lennon Flying Column Commander
Terence O'Reilly is a former Irish Army artilleryman who has completed several tours of duty for the U.N. He presently works for the Defence Forces Library. He is the author of two books - "Hitler's Irishmen" (2008) and "The Struggle for Independence: Lessons from pages of "An Cosantoir" (2009)
Waterford County Museum Exhibition
Memorabilia on the War of Independence/Civil War documents, letters, photographs and artefacts. Exhibition will run until further notice.
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