• Diarmuid (Jerome / Dermot) McCarthy, Cork IRA Volunteer (14 October 1900 – 15 January 1933) Diarmuid was born on 14 Oct 1900 at 48 Quaker Road, Cork City, second child after Eileen, who was born in 1898. On his Birth and Baptism certificates his name is given as Jerome. His […]

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  • We have been contacted by Tadgh Creed from West Cork and he has sent us a lovely painting he completed on Michael Collins. It’s a fine painting. Well done, Tadgh, and maybe you will do more? Thanks Tadgh! If any reader has more paintings or drawings or indeed photos please […]

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  • Tomás Mac Curtain (20 March 1884 – 20 March 1920) was a Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Cork City, Ireland. He was elected in January 1920. He was born at Ballyknockane in the Parish of Mourne abbey in March 1884. He attended Burnfort National School. In 1897 the family moved to […]

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  • Terence Joseph MacSwiney (28 March 1879 – 25 October 1920) was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected as Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Cork, during the Irish War of Independence, in 1920. He was arrested by the British on charges of sedition and imprisoned in Brixton prison in England. His death there […]

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    Garry, I met you at the military exhibition at Sundays Well Gaol, Cork, last weekend. I spoke with you about an old War of Independence medal (Black & Tan) belonging to my late grand uncle. You kindly said you’d try check what part he played, however small, in the War […]

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  • A friend and collector has supplied us with photographs of a Cork Volunteers cap,very nice quality and condition. Many thanks to Daniel Hulin.

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