The Clonmult Ambush 1921

On this day 1921 Twelve IRA men of the Cork No. 1 Brigade were killed (some after they had surrendered) when surrounded by RIC & British Army at Clonmult. Two more men executed later. Six of the ten men in this photo died. This was the IRA’s worst loss of life in the WOI.

Deceased: James Aherne (pic),Jeremiah Ahern, Liam Aherne, Dónal Dennehy, David Desmond, Michael Desmond, James Glavin, Michael Hallinan, J.J. Joyce, Joseph Morrissey, Chris O’Sullivan & Richard Hegarty. Maurice Moore & Patrick O’Sullivan are executed in Cork on the 28th April.


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