Cork Volunteers’ Pipe Band No.3 in the Series

” No.3 in Centenary Year  Series of Remembering our Band with pride”

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Once again many thanks to Jim Lane for putting together this invaluable piece of Republican Pipe Band history, without this project our history would be simply lost to time and the names of the fallen heroes and those men and women that struggled for Ireland would be forgotten.

We ask that if you have any photos, memorabilia or anything you think of importance to the Cork Volunteers’ Pipe Band Centenary year project then get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William O’Connell of Lombardstown

William O’Connell Of Lombardstown

From the Cork Weekly Examiner 0ctober 30th 1920

From the Cork Weekly Examiner 0ctober 30th 1920

“William O’Connell Of Lombardstown, Co. Cork, who was killed in an attack on an armoured car at Phibbsborough, Dublin. He was buried at Glantane, Co. Cork”

Another snippet from the Cork Weekly Examiner October 30th 1920, unfortunetly it doesn’t say anything other than the above, if you know anything of William O’Connell, his life or any details of the circumstances in which he died, get in touch.

* Thanks to Tony who emailed just awhile ago and informed us of a monument to William O’Connell out in Glantane which can be viewed here

http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/Memorials-Detail?memoId=889

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Mahon Says No Water Tax – Can’t Pay Won’t Pay!

A brilliant turn out today, in the lashing rain, thousands took to the streets to protest against the Water Tax in Cork, The Mahon Group is just one of hundreds of Groups who mobilised across the country.

Mahon says no group at the end of Sout Mall

Mahon says no group at the end of South Mall

Was it greed?

Was it greed?

The day of the umbrella, marchers making their way down the South Mall

The day of the umbrella, marchers making their way down the South Mall

For more photos go to our Facebook page.

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“Military Bicycle Taken”

From the Cork Weekly Examiner October 30th 1920

From the Cork Weekly Examiner October 30th 1920

Just how did Major Bowen get to work the following day!

The above taken from the Cork Weekly Examiner in October 1920 is an interesting and funny snippet, however that edition of the Examiner was full of sad stories of the Martyrdom of Cork Hunger Strikers McSwiney, Mick Fitzgerald and Joe Murphy, it has many stories about ambushes around Cork and the counter raids that ensued in places like Ballinhassig and leap to name a few.

Front page of Cork Weekly Examiner 1920

Front page of Cork Weekly Examiner 1920

We hope to reproduce a number of these pieces in the coming weeks.

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Tony Taylor on the ongoing situation in Maghaberry Prison

Today we carry a piece written by recently released Republican POW Tony Taylor about the ongoing situation in Maghaberry Prison.

maghaberryAt the outset I would like to take this occasion to articulate our gratefulness for all your past and continuing work to keep the ongoing attempts to criminalise Republican POWs in the public domain. As all of you are aware life within Maghaberry prison for our POWs are at an all-time low as a result of the systematic vindictive, malevolent penal measures of the prison administration and David Fords failures to live up to their pledges made in the August 12th Agreement 2010.

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The Heavenly Heights of Kildorrery

“The Heavenly Heights of Kildorrery”

"The Heights of Kildorrery" by Fenian Partick Denihan

“The Heavenly Heights of Kildorrery” by Fenian Partick Denihan

On the way out by Mitchelstown to find the Peter O’Neill Crowley Monument in Kilclooney Wood,  we came across this stone slab dedicated to the Fenian Patrick Denihan, who we must admit, we hadn’t heard of before! Kildorrery is a small parish about 10km west of Mitchelstown.

To view the Peter O’Neil Crowley Monument photos simply go to the Plaques and Monuments section and scroll down through the drop down section to find them.

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New magazine on the Irish Citizen Army!

“The Irish Citizen Army In Stoneybatter, Smithfield and the Markets”

The new Irish Citizen Army Magazine

The new Irish Citizen Army Magazine

A new magazine is available on the Irish Citizen Army, it has been produced by The Stoneybatter and Smithfield’s Peoples History Project in Dublin, a Local History project that has been going for two years, it organises historical walking tours, talks, and has already produced another magazine which commemorated the 1913 Church Street Tenement Collapse.

Their website can be found here  http://dublin7peopleshistory.wordpress.com/ and Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/StoneybatterSmithfieldPeoplesHistoryProject

Anyone in the Cork area that would like a copy get in touch send us an email at rebelcorkblog@gmail.com or send us a message on our Facebook page., and we will get it to you, it is only  €4 !

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