The Burning of Moydrum Castle 03 July 1921

On 3rd July 1921 Moydrum Castle was burned in what was one of  the key events of the closing stages of the Irish War of Independence in Westmeath. To mark the centenary Westmeath Historian in Residence Dr Paul Hughes wrote this mini-documentary intercut with stills from National Library of Ireland and featuring Frankie Keena Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council & Pat Canty from St Ciarain's NS Baylin. Filmed and edited by Mark Bennett thanks to funding from Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media's #DecadeofCentenaries programme.

Please note Moydrum Castle is on private land and not accessible to the public.

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 06/07/2021

This article was published on: 6th July, 2021
Filed under: Decade of Centenary