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Ireland.



Intertitle: "Lord Mayor's Hunger Strike. Exclusive Pathe picture of Alderman T. MacSwiney of Cork".



C/U of the Mayor, a man in his thirties, sitting at a desk in a dark room - possibly a prison cell. He stares intently at the…

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Cork, Ireland.

Intertitle: "IRISH MAYOR SHOT. Alderman Thomas Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, buried with full Sinn Fein Honours".

Long shot of a crowd lined street, the funeral procession is lead by a band of pipers. Mac Curtain's (…

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London.



Intertitle: "LORD MAYOR of CORK DEAD. Cork - was outwardly calm on receipt of the news - but military patrolled the City unceasingly".



Scenes in London, Dublin and Cork. The Mayor, Tomas (Terence) MacSwiney died after a hunger…

The Death of Commandant Leo Murphy.pdf
Leo Murphy was only 16 years of age when he joined the Irish Republican Army in 1917 and within two years, he had established the movement in Ballincollig where he lived. He eventually became the acting Commandant of the Third Battalion of the Cork…

Worst Disaster to Befall a British Unit.pdf
On the morning of Tuesday the 31st of May, 1921, members of the Second Battalion Hampshire Regiment Band, “X” Company, under Captain C. H. Fowler, suffered the worst disaster of any British troops during the War for Independence. While the people of…

The Murder of Father James Callaghan.pdf
On Sunday the 15th of May, 1921, Cork city was shocked to discover that eleven people had been killed and eight wounded over the weekend, the final death being that of a well-known and highly respected Cork priest, Father James O’Callaghan. Father…

Spike Island Rescue.pdf
There was daring rescue of three Irish Volunteers undergoing penal servitude on Spike Island Prison. They were rescued by a motor boat across the harbour on the morning of Saturday the 30th of April. As the men, Sean MacSwiney, Cornelius Twomey and…

Six Volunteers Killed at Clogheen.pdf
On the morning of the 23rd of March, 1921, six Irish Volunteers of “C” Company, First Battalion, Cork NO. 1 Brigade were shot and killed by the Black and Tans and R.I.C at a farm in Ballycannon, Clogheen. It was believed that a member of the I.R.A,…

The Clonmult Ambush.pdf
The greatest loss of life for the Irish Volunteers accrued at Clonmult, which is situated 7 miles North of Midleton. Here almost all of the East Cork flying Column was wiped out in one single engagement with a larger British Military force. The east…

First Official British Reprisals.pdf
After an ambush on Black and Tans in Midleton in December 1920, the first official British reprisals, being the destruction of civilian houses with explosives, began on the 1st of January, 1921. Some believe that the British Military selected the…
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