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Book launch – Joe Queally’s “Echoes from a civil war”

Nov 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Book launch”
Joe Queally’s “Echoes from a civil war”
Saturday 12th November 2022 @2pm
Venue: The Café on the green, (The copper jug”
Free entry.
Echoes from a Civil War tells two stories of violent death in rural Ireland during the nineteen twenties. In December 1925, at Fanore, north Clare, Guard Thomas Dowling was cut down at night by shotgun blasts aimed at him from behind the cemetery wall as he cycled past on routine duties.
In this riveting book, Joe Queally analyses these shocking incidents for the first time, placing them firmly in historical context. He identifies the main protagonists in each case, describes in detail the progression of events, the reaction of the authorities to each killing and their frustrated attempts to bring those responsible to justice.
Based on a wide range of sources, reinforced by skilful and sensitive use of the oral history of each community, the memories of people who lived through it, and which he has carefully gathered over two decades, this is a fascinating book, which should be read by anyone interested in the Civil War or the history of community conflict.


Nov 12, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Café on the Green
Steeles Terrace
Ennis, Ireland
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