The Murder of Lord Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain

In the early hours of Saturday morning on the 29th of March 1920 the Lord Mayor pf Cork, Mr Tomás Mac Curtain, was murdered on the morning of his 36th birthday by heavily disguised raiders. The murderers were later found out to be Royal Constabulary (R.I.C) members by an official inquest into Mr Tomás Mac Curtains death, which took place from the 20th of March to the 17th of April in 1920. The wilful murder of Mr Tomás Mac Curtain took place at his family home in a two-story building at 40, Thomas Davis Street (Watercourse Road). The bottom floor of the building housed the family clothing business while the top two floors were used as the family residence.


Eoin Long, Cork Central Museum, Cork Central Library, Irish bureau of military history