Coolnacaheragh Battle Site Monument

Below the photos of the Coolnacaheragh Monument which is on a very dangerous bend on the road between Macroom and Baile Bhuirne, it was here on the 26th of February 1921 the heroic Volunteers of Cork Brigade defeated superior numbers of British Forces in a decisive Battle!



DSC_1205“Here on the Feb 26th 1921 in a fight lasting over four hours an invading force of over a 100 British Auxillary cadets was beaten back by 60 men of First Cork Brigade Column IRA  and the British force was only saved by the arrival of some hundreds of reinforcements. British casualties were admitted at 28 Irish casualties Nil.”

DSC_1206Below the map of where monument is located.

coolnacaheragh battle site