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Gerry White


  Gerry is a founding member and chair of the Cork Branch since 2010.   He served forty-three years in the Irish Defence Forces and retired in 2017. During his military service he had the honour of representing Ireland at the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval in 2016.   He has also published a number of books and …

CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomás MacCurtain by Mark Cronin


AS OF 11TH MARCH, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CORK BRANCH EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Irish War of Independence was one of many conflicts that erupted in the aftermath of the Great War. The killing of Tomás Mac Curtáin, Cork’s first republican Lord Mayor, took place during that conflict. This month’s talk by Mark Cronin will mark the…

ONLINE 'From Gunner to Guerrilla – Tom Barry’s Road to Rebellion' by Gerry White


    About the online talk: Tom Barry was one of the most significant and controversial figures on the republican side during the Irish War of Independence. As commander of the Flying Column of Cork No. 3 Brigade of the IRA, he conducted a number of successful operations against the forces of the Crown including the Kilmchael Ambush on 28 Novemb…