Volunteer Bill Freeney Dies at the Athenry Cricket and Tennis Pavilion, 29 June 1921
Revolution in County Galway, 1918-23
Dr Conor McNamara, Historian-in-Residence, 2022
The Railway Hotel, located a hundred yards from the now demolished Athenry Cricket Pavillion was used by the Galway Landowners' Association and the Galway Unionist Association for meetings due to its proximity to the railway line.
The historic market town of Athenry was the scene of several republican attacks during the period 1921-23.
Courtesy of National Library of Ireland
Details of the tragedy at Athenry in which Volunteer William Freeney lost his life are contained in the Military Archives.
Military Archives (Galway No 1 Brigade Activity Report)