Thomas Kent

Kent was the only Irish man to be executed outside of Dublin as a result of the Easter Rising in 1916. He lived in Castlelyons, near Fermoy, Co. Cork and was an active member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, The Irish Volunteers and Sinn F éin. ...

Michael Collins

Corkman Michael Collins is the most famous revolutionary leader of the Irish War of Independence with several movies made about his life. He served as Minister for Finance, Director of Intelligence and Director of Organisation and Arms Procurement...

Tomás MacCurtain

A founding member of the Irish volunteers, MacCurtain was born in Ballyknockane, Mournabbey, Co. Cork. He was culturally and politically active from a young age and was one of the founding members of the Irish Volunteers. He also became the secretary...

Terrence McSwiney

The death of Cork's Lord Mayor by hunger strike in a British prison sparked international outrage. On MacCurtain's death, Terence MacSwiney was elected Lord Mayor of Cork. Like MacCurtain, he had been a member of the Irish Volunteers and an enthus...