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Culture Night 2022 - Loughboy Library

16/09/22 09:28

Loughboy Library is this year's venue for our Culture Night Event


JOHN DORNEY   - The Big House and the Irish Civil War

The ‘Big House’ – the country mansion of the Anglo-Irish landed class - was a target of republicans throughout the Irish revolution of 1919-23. A total of 275 were burned out, blown up or destroyed. Historian John Dorney explains how radical nationalists, in the anti-Treaty IRA, took the opportunity to sweep away the symbols of the old order.


“Supported by the Department of Tourism,  Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.”