Fian Seamus Courtney O/C Fianna Eireann,Cork, he died as the result of the ill effects of a hunger strike while he was in jail for illegal drilling in 1919. " Seamus Courtney was arrested in 1917 and lodged in Cork jail where he went on hunger strike. This undermined his health and on his release [...]
First Sinn Fein Lord Mayor. Shot dead by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish War of Independence. Photos sent in by member Kevin Cross. Kevin believes the monument is in a disgraceful condition,and looking at the photo's it is hard to disagree with him. The lettering has faded badly, the stone work is tarnished [...]
By Gerry Monks:
Captain Tadhg Kennifick, Cork No. 1 Brigade IRA, who was killed by the Free State Army on the 8th September 1922, while on the way to his mothers' funeral. He received a horrific death, under the orders of General Dalton, who had him dragged behind the back of a Free State truck, while his hands [...]
By Eamon Murphy: Liam Mellows Bridge in Dublin. Formerly Queens Bridge, it was built between 1764 and 1768 and is Dublins oldest bridge still in use. It was built on the site of an earlier bridge (Arran Bridge) that was erected in 1683. On May 24th, 1942 it was renamed Mellows bridge in honour of [...]
By : James Langton Monument – Erected by former comrades of Sean Hales. He was the O.C. Bandon Battalion of the IRA 1918-21, a TD in South Cork1921-22 and Brig General in the New Free State Army 1922. Another memorial once stood at this site due to a dispute over a grave in Christchurch graveyard. [...]
IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY ASSOCIATION FOURTH BATTALION DUBLIN BRIGADE, Sent IN BY Brian Murphy.
By Joe Healy: Manchester Martyrs monument pictured today (4/6/13) at Ladysbridge, near Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.