War of Independence Centenary Series: June 1921 | Downtown Albany

War of Independence Centenary Series: June 1921

War of Independence Centenary Series: June 1921


The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts Four Irish Writers in America: Oscar Wilde, Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats and James Joyce on June 24 at 7:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live. 

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The thirteenth lecture in our War of Independence Centenary Series continues with an in-depth look at the events of June 1921.

´╗┐An ambush at Carrowkennedy, carried out by Michael Kilroy and the Volunteers of the West Mayo Active Service Unit, two weeks after their defeat at Kilmeena, was one of the most complete victories of the war for the IRA. Meanwhile, an editorial in the Belfast Telegraph welcomed the opening of the new Northern Ireland parliament by King George V on 22 June 1921: “Ulster turns her face eagerly and hopefully towards the dawn. She knows that the future is in her own hands. She means to shape that future to noble ends and the achievement of a happy destiny.” Attacks on civilians and their property strengthened the resolve of many to endure, although the appeal for peace from the King of England proved that even the powers-that-be desired a truce

For more information, call the Museum at 518.427.1916.

June 24 | 7:00 PM