The assassination of Sir Henry Wilson

The assassination of Sir Henry Wilson M.P. prelude to civil war a talk by Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a journalist and videographer with The Irish Times. He is the author of the book ‘Wherever the Firing Line Extends: Ireland and the Western Front1. McGreevy is the editor of Centenary, Ireland remembers 1916 the official State book recalling the commemorations of 2016. He is the author of the recently published, much acclaimed ‘Great Hatred: The assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP2

This talk was organised by Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society as part of their Decade of Centenaries Programme of events supported by the Department of Culture, Tourism, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Westmeath County Council. The talk took place on October 26th in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar and was filmed by Sarah Jane Foster Productions.

Read more about Westmeath's Decade of Centenaries programme here.

Henry Wilson was born 5 May 1864 at his family home at Currygrane, near Ballinalee, Co. Longford. On 22 June 1922 he was assassinated on his doorstep in London by two members of the IRA, both of whom had served in the British army during the first world war, one losing a leg.3

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  3. Dictionary of Irish Biography entry. []