The Scariff Martyrs – War, Murder and Memory in East Clare Tomás Mac Conmara

Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe

Wednesday 17th November , 19;30pm

Many of you may know of Tomás, a Clare native, he lives in Killaloe and is an award-winning oral historian. He completed a PhD at the University of Limerick in 2015, which explored the memory of the Irish War of Independence.

He began recording oral history as a teenager and is now regarded as one of the leading oral historians in Ireland.

He was the founder of Cuimhneamh an Chláir (Memories of Clare) and was commended by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins with a Comhaltas Forógra na Cásca Centenary Award in 2016.

In 2017, he published Days of Hunger and in 2019, his twenty-year oral history collection work, The Time of the Tans was published by Mercier Press.

In 2021 his new book The Scariff Martyrs, War, Murder and Memory in East Clare was published, we will have copies of this wonderful new book on sale on the night.

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