Harry Boland centenary

Harry Boland centenary

Harry Boland died in St. Vincent’s Hospital on 1 August 1922 after being shot by Free State troops the night before in a Skerries hotel. A veteran of the 1916 Rising and close ally of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera during the War of Independence, Harry opposed the Treaty and paid for it with his life.

To mark the centenary of his death, a committee made up of descendants of Harry’s brother Gerald and sister Kathleen and friends has organised three days of events.

Download the programme as a PDF (update 23 July).

Saturday, 30 July 2022 – The Old School, Skerries: Harry Boland Centenary Conference (tickets and info)

A one-day conference featuring talks on Harry’s life and family, as well as other stories from the Irish revolutionary and civil war period.

Sunday, 31 July 2022 – Faughs GAA Club: Harry Boland and the GAA (info, no tickets required)

A day of GAA sport, followed by music, celebrating Harry’s connections to the GAA.

Monday, 1 August 2022 – Glasnevin Cemetery: Harry Boland Centenary Commemoration (free registration and info)

A graveside oration, followed by a recording of the History Ireland Hedge School podcast.

Artefacts and Archive donated or on loan to the State

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the organising committee by email: harryboland100@gmail.com