In December 1922, during the Irish Civil War, Liam Mellows and three other Republican leaders were executed in reprisal for an attack on politicians Pádraic Ó Máille from Connemara and Seán Hales from Cork. Former military and political comrades, Ó Máille had served under Mellows during the Easter Rising in Galway, and both men represented Galway in the first and second Dáil Éireann.
The exhibition gives a brief overview of the civil war, explores the lives of Ó Máille and Mellows, before focussing on the tragic events of December 1922.
Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, 'War of Friends, 1922-23' is produced as part of Galway City Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022.
Galway City Museum
18 October 2022 - 31 May 2023
Start 10:00End 16:45