Friday, September 11, 2015

Loughrea Library hosting book launch

Loughrea Library is to to host the book launch of ‘East Galway agrarian agitation and the burning of Ballydugan House, 1922’
on Thursday, 17th September at 8pm. All welcome.
This book, by Ann O’Riordan, is based on the burning of Ballydugan house in 1922, a middle-sized country house on a 1,500-acre estate near ‪#‎Loughrea‬ in east county Galway. The background to the burning of Michael Henry Burke’s house is charted alongside the rise of land agitation and unrest in east Galway. With branches all over each Galway, the Land League and the United Irish League voiced the disquiet of land-hungry tenants and sought relief for its landless members.
Ann O’Riordan is a native of east Galway who works in education. She holds an MA in Historic House Studies from Maynooth University

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