Mallow Library will be hosting Cork County Council’s War of Independence & Civil War Exhibition throughout the month of June.
Featuring 24 panels documenting key figures and events from the time, this exhibition looks at the influence of notable people such as Michael Collins, Tom Barry, Liam Lynch and Seán Moylan. It explores significant events such as the Kilmichael, Clonmult, and Dripsey ambushes, and the death of Michael Collins at Béal na Bláth. It also examines the important role of women during the fight for Irish freedom, as well as the experiences of civilians during this time.
The exhibition was developed by the Local Studies Library and the Heritage Office, and is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
County Cork had a huge influence on the War of Independence & Civil War, being the home of so many key figures, and being the location of so many momentous events, and this exhibition is a fantastic exploration of Cork’s impact during this time.
The War of Independence and Civil War Exhibition will be available to view at Newmarket, Bantry, Mallow and Youghal libraries over the coming months, with additional locations to be announced. Cork County Council’s Commemorations Committee is available to assist with queries on the exhibition and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.