An Irish Volunteers History 1913-1922

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Ninety-four years ago this week – Capture and execution of I.R.A. Volunteers

Cork IRA dripsey ambushNinety-four years ago this week - Capture and execution of I.R.A. Volunteers. On the morning of January 28, 1921, in an area known as Godfrey's Cross, located about 20km. west of Cork city and roughly half way between the villages of Coachford and Dripsey, an IRA ambush party of men from the 6th Battalion Cork No. 1 Brigade lay in wait for a convoy of British troops that regularly used this road when travelling between Ballincollig Barracks and Macroom.

By | 2017-09-13T15:08:59+00:00 January 28th, 2015|An Irish Volunteers History 1913-1922|0 Comments

Fifth Battalion (Engineers) Council as at July 1921

By Eamon Murphy: Fifth Battalion (Engineers) Council as at July 1921. Back (L-R): Lieutenants E. Whelan, C. McCarthy, P. Purfield and M. Kerr. Second Row (L-R): Lieutenants H. Kenny, J. O'Connell, E. Cullen, E. Kelly, J. Murphy and M. Kelly. Front (L-R): Lieutenant J.O'Hara, Captains S. J. O'Reilly, J. Ryan, T. McMahon, Garry Holohan and [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:08:59+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|An Irish Volunteers History 1913-1922|0 Comments