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Interesting talk on War of Independence

Former Minister of State Martin Mansergh who will give the opening address at the one-day history seminar on

Former Minister of State Martin Mansergh who will give the opening address at the one-day history seminar on "The War of Independence in Munster."

Knocklong History Heritage and Tourism Group invite all history enthusiasts to their one-day history seminar on “The War of Independence in Munster” which will take place on Saturday, May 10.

Knocklong is a place synonymous with Ireland’s fight for freedom as it was at the station of Knocklong that IRA volunteer Seán Hogan was dramatically rescued from British forces on May 13, 1919. Seán Hogan had been captured following his part in the ambush at Soloheadbeg, Co.Tipperary earlier that year. These events were to ignite the War of Independence in the Munster region.

The seminar is a wonderful educational opportunity to learn more about this crucial period. Dr Martin Mansergh, politician and writer will give the opening address.

Knocklong History Heritage and Tourism Group are privileged to welcome the following renowned speakers and authors: Dr. John O’Callaghan, writer of “Revolutionary Limerick”; Dr. Tim Horgan, native of Tralee and author of “The Men Will Talk to Me”; Seán Hogan hails from Co. Tipperary and has recently published “The Black and Tans in North Tipperary”; Dr. John Borgonovo, author of “Spies, Informers and the Anti-Sinn Fein Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City 1919-1921”; Padraig Óg O’Ruairc; a Clare native and writer of “Blood on the Banner: The Republican Struggle in Clare”. Tom Toomey, Limerick historian has published “The War of Independence in Limerick 1919-1921” and will chair a question and answer session in conclusion. Admission is €10 adults, €5 students. Hot lunch will be available on the day for €10. Tea and coffee will be served. This is taking place at Knocklong Community Centre from 9.30am to 5pm.

For more details log onto www.knocklong.net. Alternatively, email knocklongseminar@gmail.com or phone Dermot at (086) 2354917.

 

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