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…

Resources: A Brief Guide to Researching the Archaeology of Ireland’s Threatened Landscapes of Revolution

For many years I have worked to highlight both our lack of knowledge and the lack of protection for archaeological landscapes that date to our recent past, particularly those from the Revolutionary Period and First World War. Unfortunately, as yet no major initiatives have been undertaken in the Republic of Ireland to address these major…

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…

Project Update- And Appeal!

We have recently been trying to fill out the narrative of the Midleton ambush that took place on December 29, 1920. Valuable contributions from members of the community have helped to verify several locations associated with the ambush and consequent reprisals that took place on January 1, 1921. These include the sawmill, located on Free…