IRA Cork 1 Brigade, Dripsey

Name of memorial: Dripsey Memorial

Place: Dripsey, Co. Cork

Address and map reference: On the Coachford road (R618) about2km west of Dripsey (Ambush Crossroads) Map reference: W 481 730 (Map 80).

Position: At roadside

Description and dimensions: Limestone obelisk on a base approached by steps, with a low wall and steel gates. Height: 450cms, width: 100cms at base. Beside it is a slab with the inscription in English

Recorded by:  Michael Dolan, August, 2008.

THE OBELISK ON THIS SITE WAS ERECTED
AS A LASTING MEMORY TO THE MEMBERS OF
THE SIXTH BATTALION
FIRST CORK BRIGADE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY
WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED THEREON
THEY WERE CAPTURED WHILE ENGAGING
BRITISH FORCES ON JAN. 28TH 1921
AND EXECUTED IN CORK PRISON ON FEB 28TH 1921.

CAPTAIN JIM BARRETT
DIED IN CORK PRISON ON MARCH 22ND, 1921.

PATRICK O’MAHONEY
TIMOTHY McCARTHY
JOHN LYONS
DANIEL O’CALLAGHAN
THOMAS O’BRIEN

Beannacht Dè le na n-anamann

IRA Memorial Cork 1 Brigade, Dripsey

By | 2017-09-13T15:10:10+00:00 March 4th, 2011|Cork Volunteer Memorials|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Edel Tarrant November 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Thomas O’Brien is my great gran-uncle, just wondering does anyone have any information on him and the dripsey ambush.
    Much Appreciated,
    Edel

  2. m o c July 14, 2013 at 1:03 am

    he was from Derry berrings. if you check the census 1911. electoral district killcullen they are listed as mahony and he was 14 in 1911.

  3. Joanne Kelly March 29, 2013 at 4:17 am

    In relation to Patrick O’Mahoney (Dripsey Ambush) anyone have information about where he was from as I believe him to possibly be my great great uncle.

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