Tuesday 14 November 2017

Galway 1917: Social Conditions & Political Change, conference

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Organised by Loughrea Memorial Group in partnership with Galway County Council, a day conference – Galway 1917: Social Conditions & Political Change – will be held at the Loughrea Hotel & Spa on Thursday 16 November.

Six lectures, briefly noted below, will be presented during the day. An exhibition relating to the Connaught Rangers who were killed in 1917 in France and Flanders will be on display, and there will be a number of books for sale relating to the social and political change in Ireland during this period.

Tickets cost €10 and include tea/coffee and a light lunch.

The lectures:

 A state of desolation – poverty and living conditions in Co. Galway in the decade before independence, with Conor McNamara

'No local industry shall be disturbed' – life and work in Galway in 1917, with John Cunningham

 Sources in Galway County Council Archives – reflecting social conditions and political change in 1917, with Patria McWalter

Irish policemen and the First World War, with Jim Herlihy

A typical Irish parish in the Great War, with Ger O’Meara 

What it says in the papers – local news in Co. Galway over the course of 1917, with Steve Dolan