A Divided Shortgrass 1922-1923

A Divided Shortgrass: Kildare during the Civil War, 1922-1923.

Thursday 4th May at 7pm in Kilcock Community Library – Booking essential!

In this seminar, Local Historian Mick Ó Murchú in the company of fellow Kildare Historians Mario Corrigan, James Durney, and Karel Kiely will discuss:

  • The outbreak of Civil War in Kildare
  • Political Temperature and Tensions
  • Headline incidents across Kildare including a look at the Kilcock area
  • Reprisals
  • The Role of Women
  • Free State Executions and ‘Nine Lives’
  • The ‘other’ Civil War
  • Challenge and Complexity of Commemoration

Motion for Debate:

‘That Kildare was significantly more violent during the Civil War than during the War of Independence’


If you would like to attend please email kilcockheritage@gmail.com
Booking essential as audience capacity is limited.