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24 May 2022

Longford Decade of Centenaries lecture on 'Unionism in County Longford, 1885-1922'

Longford Decade of Centenaries lecture on 'Unionism in County Longford, 1885-1922'

The first Decade of Centenaries lecture of the year, hosted by Longford County Library, Heritage and Archives Services, will be held on Tuesday, January 25 at 7.30pm on MS Teams.

Neil Moxham will speak on 'Unionism in County Longford, 1885-1922'.

The lecture will cover opposition to the three Home Rule Bills, electoral politics and the eventual demise of Unionism in the county.

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Anna Marie Duke was born in Elmhurst New York on December 14, 1946, and her parents were John Duke and Frances Margaret McMahon.

Neil Moxham was raised near Abbeyshrule and has had a lifelong interest in history.

He has studied local history at Dublin City University and currently works as a film archivist with the Irish Film Institute and has worked as a tour guide with the OPW at sites including St Audoen's Church, Dublin Castle and, most recently, at the new visitor centre at Dublin's Custom House.

He researches and writes on the subjects of genealogy and local history on his website.

Please email decadeofcentenaries@longfordcoco.ie  for the link.

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