War of Independence commemoration in Ballygar

The Ballygar 1921 Remembrance Committee hosted a very successful commemoration event on Sunday last to honour all local volunteers who fought in the War of Independence (1919-1921).

Community spirit was alive and well in the east Galway town as a re-enactment of the Ballygar Ambush by Ahascragh Centenery group took place on Main Street.

There was also a photographic exhibition at the old courthouse, a number of speeches detailing events of 1921, and the Castlerea Brass & Reed Band performed alongside a lone piper.

Postcards depicting events in Ballygar during the War of Independence are now available locally as a memento of the 1921 commemoration and video and photographs from last Sunday are available to view on Ballygar 1921 Remembrance Facebook page.