Cork in 1916*

opzioni binarie 15 minuti strategie Although there was no direct fighting in Cork during Easter Week, the Cork Volunteers of the day, in city and county, did mobilise in significant numbers, not least in the Volunteers Hall in Sheares Street. The numerous, conflicting, and contradictory orders their leaders received in the days immediately prior to Easter weekend, and the failure to land the weapons from the Aud, precluded their deployment in offensive action.

That said, the death of Richard Kent in the fire-fight at the Kent family home in Castlelyons on 2 May, and the subsequent execution of his brother Tom in Cork, are rightly included in the list of casualties of the Rising. Of course a number of Cork-born Volunteers did participate in the active fighting in Dublin, with Seán Hurley of Drinagh among those killed in action on the republican side.

grafici valute tempo reale The scuttling of the arms ship, the Aud, in Cork harbour adds a naval/maritime dimension to the Cork commemorations. What of the longer term impact of the 1916 Rising? Firstly the ideals and inspiring phrases in the Proclamation – “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland”, “The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens”, and so on – were central to the thinking and actions of Cork Republican leaders such as Terence MacSwiney and Tadhg Barry.

opzioni binarie si guadagna Secondly it is reasonable to posit a connection between the perceived ‘failure’ of the Volunteers in Cork to rise in support of their counterparts in Dublin during Easter Week, and the fact that Cork city and county became the epicentre of the republican military campaign against British rule in Ireland during the War of Independence. This campaign represents, arguably, the principal legacy of the Rising in the city and county.