“The Famine queen stood tall and proud, on either bank the people bowed, from Passage West came a Fenian yell, Rule Brittania, Rule in Hell!”
Members of the Rebel History Group set out yesterday in search of the elusive Civil War monument near Carrigaloe Station in Cobh, taking the Old Railway Line out from Cork City all the way down to Passage West and across on the Ferry. We failed to reach the Celtic Cross monument due to the bushes on the monument side of the train lines being too thick but will conquer it another day!
Going through the small town of Passage West we came across a number of plaques, one to the Fisherman Patrick Murphy (in Patrick Murphy Park) see below, it reads:
“In memory of Patrick Murphy (Fisherman)- Toureen who was fatally shot by water Bailiffs while salmon fishing near Carrigaloe on the 17th May 1911 erected by his decendants 15th May 2011 i gCuimhne ar gach iascaire áitiúil”
It reads ; “Erected by Daniel Spillane in memory of Michael John O’Mahony B Comy, 9TH Batt. Cork No 1 Brigade Died of wounds 28th Feb 1921 received in action against crown forces Aged 18 1/2 years Beannacht Dé le a anam”