The capture, killing and burial of the two Loughnane brothers, Pat (Patrick) and Harry (Henry), proved to be one of the most harrowing episodes of the War of Independence in County Galway, 1919–1921. Their deaths serve as a vivid reminder of the brutality endured by people during the conflict.
This story map has been compiled in accordance with the timeline of events over an eleven-day period. It includes ten points of historical significance, ranging from the location where the Loughnanes were captured at their homestead in Shanaglish, to where they were waked in Kinvara, and to where they were buried in the new local parish graveyard back in Shanaglish. Also included are the Loughnane Quinn Hall, Labane and Loughnane Forge and Remembrance Park, Shanaglish, two sites that were subsequently named in their memory.