DATE: Monday, May 10, 2021
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Irish War of Independence was a guerrilla war fought between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British Forces from 1919 to 1921. The notorious “Black and Tans” were authorized by the British Government to carry out reprisal attacks on civilians. The IRA responded with their “flying columns” campaign.
At this online presentation, you’ll hear about three Óglaigh (IRA) leaders in this war of resistance, all born in County Mayo: Ernie O’Malley (b. Castlebar), George Bell (b. Holymount), and Martin O’Malley (b. Belderrig).
The oral histories of these brave men will be shared by three of their children, Cormac O’Malley, Peggie O’Brien, & Mícheál Ó Máille, respectively, who will recount the remarkable legacies of their Irish rebel fathers who fought for Ireland’s freedom from Great Britain.