UCC Memorial Cork County Gaol

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The Lough, University College, Cork, Ireland
Cork, County Cork, Ireland
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Memorial for Volunteers executed at former site of Cork Military Barracks and Cork County Gaol, now part of the University College Cork. The memorial includes a stone obelisk and stones listing the names of the thirteen Republican Volunteers interred herein.

On 28 January 1921 the 6th Battalion, Cork No.1 Brigade were preparing an ambush in Dripsey, Co. Cork when they were surrounded by soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, many were taken prisoner. After a military trial on the morning of 28 February 1921 six of the IRA prisoners were executed by firing squad in Cork.

"HERE LIE THE MORTAL REMAINS OF 13 VOLUNTEERS OF THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY EXECUTED BY BRITISH FIRING SQUADS IN THE CORK MILITARY BARRACKS IN 1921 AND BURIED HERE IN WHAT WAS THEN A PART OF THE EXERCISE YARD OF THE FORMER CORK COUNTY JAIL"

Sources:
http://irishvolunteers.org/cork-county-gaol-ira-volunteers-executed-memorial/
https://rebelcorksfightingstory.wordpress.com/plaques-and-monuments/ucc-monument/
http://www.inniscarra.org/history/History/ambush.html

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GPS Coordinates: 51.89249, -8.49311

  • Added: 21 Feb 2017
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