Cork Spy Files: Civilian Timothy A. Quinlisk

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1. Civilian Timothy A. Quinlisk

Aged about 25 of (Wexford)
Place of Death: Ballyphehane, Cork city
Date of incident: 18 Feb. 1920

The murder took place late at night on 18 February 1920.

An ex-soldier, Quinlisk was shot in nine different places at close range; his ‘head and body were literally torn with revolver bullets’.1 The body was found by a local herdsman, who notified the police; they in turn informed military officials.


Soldiers then recovered the body and took it to the city morgue, where it lay unidentified for three days before burial. The death certificate was issued for an unidentified male whose body had been found at Ballyphehane with laceration of the brain and right lung resulting from bullet wounds.