In January 2021, the Old Athlone Society launched a new website - midlandshistory.com. This site, which the society will update regularly, provides articles and information on the War of Independence and the Civil War. The site was developed as an initiative under the Decade of Centenaries programme. While it concentrates on the Midlands, many articles provide a national context.
The site is currently focused on the War of Independence and the Civil War, with particular attention paid to Westmeath. However, it also contains articles on Longford and Offaly. The society will further develop the site over time, adding more information on the War of Independence and the Civil War in the region, as well as on the years before 1919.
At the moment, the site allows you to download pdf copies of articles from the latest two editions of the Old Athlone Society’s journal. The society welcomes any relevant information, photos or documents that can be added to the site.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 13/01/2021
This article was published on: 18th January, 2021
Filed under: Decade of Centenary