I.R.A. Cork No.1 Brigade St.Finbarrs Cemetery Republican Plot

///I.R.A. Cork No.1 Brigade St.Finbarrs Cemetery Republican Plot

We paid a visit to the Cork No.1 Brigade Republican plot in St. Finbarr’s Cemetery this month. Please see the attached pics. Sorry to say that some of the headstones are in need of a cleaning, we will do this soon.

There are some 60 men of Cork 1 Brigade buried in this plot, but there are more elsewhere. We will visit them in the near future. We will also revisit this plot again and record the other Republican Volunteer Memorials there.

Tom Barry’s grave is just outside the plot. Maybe because he was not in No. 1 Brigade, he was, of course, in No. 3 Brigade. He is buried with his wife Leslie, who took part in the 1916 Rising, known then as Leslie Price.

There are 3 Cork No.1 Brigade Commandants in the plot – Donnacha Barry, Tomas MacCurtain, and Terence MacSwiney. Two of these men died on hunger strike – MacSwiney during the War of Independence and Dennis Barry during the Civil War. MacCurtain was shot dead by members of the the Royal Irish Constabulary at his home in front of his children. Both MacSwiney and MacCurtain were Commandants of Cork 1 Brigade and both were also Lord Mayors of Cork City. Barry was Commandant of the Irish Republican Police Cork. There are many other volunteers here and each is as important as the commandants.

We honour all in Cork No.1 Brigade and all the other Brigades across the country.

Rebublican plot St.Finbarrs cemetery Cork

Rebublican plot St.Finbarrs cemetery Cork

Rebublican plot St.Finbarrs cemetery Cork 1

Rebublican plot St.Finbarrs cemetery Cork 23

Rebublican plot St.Finbarrs cemetery Cork, the 3 Cork No.1 Commandants side by side,

Commandant IRA CORK 1 Brigade Donnacha Barry Headstone

Commandant Tomas Mac Curtain Cork 1 Brigade Gravestone

Commandant Terence Mac Swiney Cork 1 Brigade Commandant Gravestone

IRA CORK 1 BRIGADE ROLL OF HONOUR

Cork IRA no.1 Brigade Roll of Honour part 2

General Tom Barry IRA Cork 3 Brigade, its located just outside the lot.

Na fianna Eireann Cork 1 Brigade

IRA CORK 1 Brigade

IRA STAFF CAPTAIN TIM HOBBS

Cork IRA 1 Brigade

Cork IRA st Finbarrs

IRA CORK BRIGADE

IRA Denis Spriggs

IRA John P O’Brien

Cork IRA Finbarrs

IRA TADG O’SULLIVAN

IRA SEAMUS QUIRKE 1 Brigade

IRA VOLUNTEER PATRICK MURPHY

IRA CORK RICHARD NOONAN

1 Brigade cork IRA

IRA FRANCIS POWER

IRA JAMES HICKEY

IRA WILLIAM MURPHY

IRA LIAM CRONIN



Tadhg Barry Grave








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  1. Julie August 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I understand St. Finbarr’s is also the resting place of FRANK BUSTEED (1898-1974), Vice-Commandant, 6th Battalion, 1st Cork Brigade. Is he not in this section as well? I would love to see his grave marker somehow.

  2. Judi Gaskel April 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for photographing all the memorials in the republican plot of St Finbarrs. My grandfather was Eamon Tierney,died December 16th 1920. We visited the grave over 2 years ago and it was good to see it again. I have never seen a photo of my grandfather or known exactly how he died, so if anyone has any information, that would be great. Thanks again.

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