Mar 08 2016 Posted: 15:43 GMT

The final lecture in the Lectures in the Library series curated by the Centre for Irish Studies to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising will take place on Tuesday, 15 March. The lecture will focus on the contribution of Craughwell blacksmith, Tom Kenny (1877-1947) to revolutionary politics in Galway in the decade before the rebellion.

Dr Tony Varley will deliver the lecture and explore the tension between Kenny and Liam Mellows, ‘captain’ of the Galway rebels who told the blacksmith later that year that he ‘had taken no part in the Rising’ and the extent to which the Galway rebels were let down by incompetent leadership.

The lecture will begin at 6.30pm at Galway City Library in Augustine Street. 

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