King House, Boyle

Military Road
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Oliver Fallon – The Battle for Boyle


The Battle for Boyle – In July 1922 following the outbreak of the Civil War, the garrison town of Boyle became a strategic target of both the newly formed Free State Army and the Anti Treaty forces. This lecture gives an outline of what occurred 100 years ago as the town and its inhabitants, found itself on the front line of the unfolding conflict.

Oliver Fallon is a local military historian from Boyle with a special interest in the impact of the World War 1 period and its aftermath on Irish society.

Oliver has made guest appearances on various historical RTÉ and BBC productions including ‘Who do you think you are’ as well as being one of the founder members of the Connaught Rangers Association.