Joe Murphy, from Pouladuff on Cork’s southside, died on October 25th, 1920 on the 76th day of his hunger strike protest.

The family of an Irish volunteer, who died on hunger strike in Cork a century ago, have spoken of their pride at him making the ultimate sacrifice for(...)

An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin with Dan Breen, Curator at Cork Public Museum, viewing the 1920 commemorative exhibition. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Events such as a new exhibition and book telling the story of nine men who lasted 94 days on hunger strike during the War of Independence can guide fu(...)

British authorities fear trouble in Dublin, and refuse to allow Terence MacSwiney’s remains go anywhere near the Irish capital. Instead, his coffin is put on the steamer Rathmore at Holyhead in Wales, and sent directly to Cork under military guard. However, a planned requiem Mass still goes ahead in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. And this is the planned funeral procession through Sackville Street, (now O’Connell Street) Dublin on October 29th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

January 2nd: The War of Independence begins in earnest with an attack on Carrigtwohill RIC barracks in Co Cork. January 15th: Sinn Féin has major su(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Included in events to be remembered with State-supported initiatives: the execution of medical student and IRA volunteer Kevin Barry

Jopsepha Madigan: Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht The Decade of Centenaries programme (2012-2023) has created unpreceden(...)

Auxiliaries celebrate after a failed IRA attack on their quarters in Dublin in April 1921. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY One of the unintended consequences of the recent row over the proposed commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) i(...)

 Harland and Wolff shipyard workers in the TV series Titanic - Blood and Steel.  It is  estimated that in July 1920, 7,000 workers – Catholics and socialists – were expelled from the shipyards

The traditional narrative of the War of Independence identifies the dates of the conflict as encompassing the period from January 21st, 1919, until th(...)

The Cork team wear the commemorative jerseys displaying Tomas MacCurtain and Terence Mac Swiney ahead of their Allianz Hurling League match against Limerick in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The families of Cork’s martyred Lord Mayors, Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney have welcomed the decision by Cork GAA to honour the two men with (...)

Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

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