On Sunday the 24th November, a ceremony will be held to mark the 93rd anniversary of the murders of local Volunteers Pat and Harry Loughnane who were murdered and their bodies mutilated by British Crown forces.
Both Patrick and Harry Loughnane had been Volunteers in Óglaigh na hÉireann, with Patrick being president of the local Sinn Féin cumann while his younger brother Harry had been the secretary.
On the 26th November 1920 the brothers were arrested by the Black and Tans and taken from their home. It was over ten days later that their bodies were discovered mutilated and with signs of torture.
Their murders shocked public opinion and came as part of a wave of violence and murder perpetrated by the forces of the Crown in Ireland.
Republican Sinn Féin Galway will mark will be holding a commemoration in Shanaglish to honour the memory of these two Volunteers of the Irish Republic on Sunday the 24th, assembling at Shanaglish church at 12 noon for a march to the nearby cemetery where the main oration will be given by the Vice President of Republican Sinn Féin Cait Trainor from Armagh.