War of Independence Trauma in Cork

Join the Muskerry Local History Society for an illustrated talk on “War of Independence Trauma in Cork ” 

Date/Time: Monday 10th April 2017 at 20:00
Location: Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Muskerry Local History Society are organising a lecture on some of the traumatic events in the War of Independence era.


Tim O’Brien, through a slide show and commentary, will recall the deaths of republican hunger strikers Joe Murphy, Pouladuff, and Michael Fitzgerald, Fermoy, in Cork Jail in 1920; the shooting of the Delany brothers at the family home in Kilbarry, Blackpool on the night of the ‘Burning of Cork’ and the equally tragic loss of six young Irish lives in an ambush by British armed forces at Ballycannon in the Kerry Pike/Clogheen area. The show will conclude with some photographic coverage of the repatriation from the United States in 1958 of the bodies of Capuchin friars Fr Albert and Fr Dominic who were closely associated with the War of Independence struggle.


The lecture will be held in Ballincollig Rugby Club at 8 p.m. on Monday 10 April. Proceeds in aid of Marymount.

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