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Transformation: 1912-1923 in Westmeath

This week (beginning Monday 23 October) the Westmeath Independent and Westmeath Examiner publish a new 16-page supplement which explores Westmeath during the Decade of Centenaries.

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The cover of the new supplement, published in both the Westmeath Independent and the Westmeath Examiner



Edited by Tadhg Carey and Ian Kenneally, the supplement contains the following articles:


An introduction by Cllr Liam McDaniel, Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, and Tadhg Carey, editor of the Westmeath Independent


 1912-1923: a timeline of key events

- Ian Kenneally


Changing face of Mullingar, 1912-1923

- Ruth Illingworth


Everyday life in Athlone from 1912-1923

- Gearoid O'Brien


At the ballot box: electoral change in Westmeath

- John Burke


Ghosts of the past: Alice Ginnell in post-revolution Ireland

- Paul Hughes


A violent decade: killings in Westmeath

- Ian Kenneally


Looking forward: local newspapers in the new State

- Tadhg Carey


The Decade of Centenaries in Westmeath

- Melanie McQuade


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Members of the National Army’s Railway Protection and Maintenance Corps in Mullingar, 1923


Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 24/10/2023