Tomás MacCurtain O/C First Cork Brigade and founder member of the Cork Volunteers’ Pipe Band. Assassinated by the RIC in his home in front of his family on his 36th Birthday in Blackpool.
“He lived his life close to the people whom he loved and for whom he died. He understood their frailties and their greatness. He served them faithfully and well, and his memory will live to be a perpetual clarion call to service for the young men of Ireland”