In this Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries video feature, Brian Maguire talks about his father, James (Seamus) Maguire (1889-1960), a native of Glenidan, Co. Westmeath who in November 1920 was appointed OC of the Irish Republican Army’s Mullingar Brigade. Brian talks about his father’s family connections and involvement in IRA operations in Westmeath. He also discusses his father’s flight to Liverpool to avoid capture, his opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty and post-war career, and his mother Sheila’s involvement in the events of 1916-23. Also featured are remarks by Ireland’s ambassador to Spain, Síle Maguire, Brian’s daughter and granddaughter of James Maguire.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 09/08/2021