Category: 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade

Midleton ‘B’ Company Membership, IRA

Below arranged alphabetically are those men known to have served in ‘B’ (Midleton) Company, 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade as of 11 July 1921. The information is transcribed from original scans of the IRA Nominal Rolls at the Military Service Pensions Collection (MA/MSPC/RO/31) which can be accessed online via The Military Archives website here.…

Cork No. 1 Brigade, 4th Battalion Companies & Strengths

The Company designations and strengths of the 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade as of July 1921. The information is transcribed from original scans of the IRA Nominal Rolls at the Military Service Pensions Collection (MA/MSPC/RO/31) which can be accessed online via The Military Archives website here. COMPANY LOCATION STRENGTH JULY 1921 A Cobh 201…

New Maps of Midleton’s Main Street Ambush & Revolutionary Landscapes

Demonstrating how surviving elements of Ireland’s landscapes of revolution can be identified is the central aim of this project. There has never been a nationwide effort to undertake this work, which is vital if we are to appropriately manage our Revolutionary-era heritage. Following on from projects such as the one undertaken at Knockraha, we began…

Uncovering Midleton’s Main Street Buildings Burned in the War of Independence’s First Official Reprisal

One of the major aims of this project is to identify surviving sites that played a role in the War of Independence. Michael Fletcher, the Middle Tennessee State University PhD student who has been working on the project over recent months, has been attempting to confirm the locations of the buildings burned on Midleton’s Main…

Picturing Midleton’s War of Independence

The Landscapes of Revolution team were delighted recently to take delivery of a large number of historic Midleton photographs. The photographs were graciously loaned by local resident John Fenton. Many of the pictures were collected by John’s uncle, noted bandleader and local historian, the late Dick Cashman, and they include Cashman’s valuable annotations concerning Midleton’s…

The Pilot Study: An Introduction to the 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade Area

Our initial pilot study area will focus on the revolutionary landscape of the 4th Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade area during the War of Independence. This area roughly correlates geographically with East Co. Cork. We hope to identify, assess, record and map those sites, buildings and locations which played a role in the conflict in…