The Tuam Martyrs

An account from a local lady who grew up near the site of the Workhouse

Oughterard Heritage

The Tuam Martyrs

Executions at Tuam 1923

Mary Kyne

Tuam Martyrs

Execution of Six Brave Men 1923

I grew up in Tuam next to the old workhouse or ‘The Home’ as it was known to me. I listened to the many stories surrounding this ancient building. I was particularly captivated by one story – the executions of six brave men in 1923. Their executions cast a gloom over the town and everyone felt the greatest sympathy for the families and relatives of the executed men…..

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