Exhibition on martyred lord mayors kicks off Cork Rebel Week

TV chat show Graham Norton to be honoured on Friday


An exhibition telling the story of Cork's martyred lord mayors, Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney along with their successor, Donal O Ceallachain will be unveiled in Cork today as part of Cork's contribution to the Gathering, Cork Rebel Week.

According to Cork City Archivist Brian McGee, the exhibition features material from the revolutionary period in Cork from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in the city in 1913-14 up to the start of the Civil War.

Cork Rebel Week also features a public debate tonight on Cork's contribution to Irish independence which will be chaired by Nora Owen, grandniece of Michael Collins whose birthday on October 16th will form the centre piece of the week-long celebrations.


Tomorrow a Cork Independence Parade in Clonakilty will involve a re-enactment of a speech by Collins given in the town while Collins Barracks in Cork is hosting an Irish Volunteers Exhibition and a military tattoo.

On Thursday, the Global Cork Economic Forum & Networking Event will be held while on Friday Corkman and TV chat show host Graham Norton will be honoured with the official opening of a walkway named after him along the banks of the River Bandon.

Barry Roche

Barry Roche

Barry Roche is Southern Correspondent of The Irish Times