• 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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  • Martin Corry (Irish politician) Martin John Corry (12 December 1890 – 14 February 1979) was a farmer and long-serving backbench Teachta Dala (TD) for Fianna Fáil. He represented various County Cork constituencies covering his farm nearGlounthaune, east of Cork city. He was a founder member of Fianna Fáil in 1926, […]

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  • BOOK REVIEW – THE MUNSTER REPUBLIC: THE CIVIL WAR IN NORTH CORK By Michael Harrington “They had spent two years on the run fighting the might of the British army… The vast majority of the Volunteers were young men plucked from working on the land or from employment as clerks in […]

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  • Thomas Kent Irish: Tomás Ceannt, 1865 – 9 May 1916 Place of birth: Castlelyons, County Cork, Ireland Place of death: Collins Barracks, Cork, Ireland Allegiance: Irish Volunteers Years of service: 1913 – 1916 Battles/wars: Easter Rising Thomas Kent (Irish: Tomás Ceannt; 1865 – 9 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist […]

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  • Tom Barry was born in Killorglin, County Kerry, the son of a former RIC officer who had become a shopkeeper. His family moved to County Cork in his youth, and he was educated for a period at Mungret College, County Limerick from 25 August 1911 to 12 September 1912. The […]

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  • A contributor has recently sent us some photos of weapons used by the Irish Republican Army, third West Cork Brigade. We thank you very much.  The pistol is a Webley and Scott Ltd London & Birmingham, 6.3 mm automatic pistol. The machine gun is a Lewis, marked Animes Automatiques Lewis […]

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