The lasting image of the Black and Tans as brutal thugs derives from their outrageous behavior, which was anything but conducive to the restoration of law and order in Ireland. Their tendency to engage in the wanton destruction of property, indiscriminate shooting and violence and, on occasions, even deliberate murder, led to their being Public Enemy No. 1 in Ireland. Indeed the War of Independence is also known as The Tan War.
Lecture Three in the War of Independence Series, delivered by Elizabeth Stack, PhD, will look at the worst of the atrocities committed by this paramilitary organisation, and the Auxiliaries, as well as Michael Collins's campaign against them.
Numbers attending will be limited to fifteen, so please contact the museum to reserve your seat. Masks must be worn.