Swinford, The Republic of Connacht
Jun21

Swinford, The Republic of Connacht

  In September of 1798, Connacht was the centre of world events. And Swinford was the centre of Connacht!   On the 31st of August 1798, General Humbert proclaimed the establishment of the Republic of Connacht. John Moore was our President and General Humbert was the Commander in Chief of our Army. The Government, made up of 12 members, resided in the capital of Castlebar. President Moore was mainly focused on organising an army to...

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