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This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

Loughrea Hotel & Spa, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Thursday 17th November 2016




9.30 am – 10.00am           Registration & Tea/Coffee

10.00 am – 10.15am        Welcome by Cllr Michael Connolly, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council

10.15 am -11.00am          “From Galway to Frongoch: Galway Volunteers' experience of rebellion, imprisonment and exile” by Conor McNamara

11.00am – 11.30am         Tea/Coffee

11.30 am -12.30pm          “Sources in the National Archives for the history of World War 1 and the 1916 Rising” by Gregory O’Connor

12.30 pm - 1.30pm            Lunch

1.30 pm – 2.15pm            “Nursing, Nationality and Narrative: Recounting the life and death of Edith Cavell (1865-1915) through Irish memoirs” by Joyce Elena Ní Ghiobúin

2.15 pm – 3.00pm             “Online sources for the study of World War 1 and The 1916 Rising” by Brian Donovan

3.00pm – 3.15pm              Tea/Coffee

3.15pm – 4.00pm              "The 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers and their involvement in the Somme September 1916" by Joe Loughnane


To reserve a place on this free conference please contact one of the following:

Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Galway County Council. Phone 091 509198 or email

Marian Donohue, Forward Planning, Galway County Council. Phone 091 509165 or

Colman Shaughnessy, Loughrea Memorial Group Tel: 00353 862489319 or email  

Joe Loughnane, Loughnane Memorial Group Tel: 00353 876754328 or email

Michael Maher, Clostoken, Loughrea, Co Galway Tel: 00353 86 8109185 email:

This conference has been organised by Galway County Council in partnership with Loughrea Memorial Group. It is an action of Galway County Council’s 1916 Centenary Programme for the County of Galway.


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