Wednesday 3 April 2013

Public Talk on Rineen Ambush at Clare Museum

Mr Donald Masterson, Emeritus Professor of Literature and Cinema Studies at the State University of New York, Oswego, will give a public talk at Clare Museum on the Rineen Ambush and subsequent Black and Tan reprisals in the area on Saturday 13th April at 2.30pm. Professor Masterson is the co-author of a book on the Black and Tans in Irish memory and the presentation will relate to information gathered so far for the book, in both the United States and in Ireland. The lecture, which will be followed by a Question and Answers session, will be of particular interest to those interested in the War of Independence in Clare and with folklore associated with the period. Professor Masterson’s Irish parents were from County Westmeath and had first hand experience of the Black and Tans there. While presenting his research in this lecture, he is also interested in gathering any memories on Rineen and other ambushes in County Clare. Admission is free and all are welcome. Link: Clare Witness Statements 1913-1921.

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