Dr. Tomás MacConmara on "The Scariff Martyrs: War, Murder and Memory in East Clare"
Friday, 17 September | 4.30pm
The Irish Workhouse Centre
It has been 100 years since the Scariff Martyrs – Michael Egan, Brud McMahon, Alphie Rodgers and Martin Gildea – were shot by Crown forces in Killaloe, and it’s an incident and period of time in Clare history into which award-winning East Clare oral historian, Dr Tomás Mac Conmara, has carried out a phenomenal amount of research. His latest publication, The Scariff Martyrs: War, Murder and Memory in East Clare, just released, is the most extensive publication yet on the deaths of the four men and the subsequent trauma. Martin Gildea was a Galway man (from New Inn) and the talk will reflect on the Galway connections while the men were on the run there.