90th Anniversaries of Terence MacSwiney and Joe Murphy to be Commemorated
A commemoration to mark the the 90th anniversaries of the deaths on hungerstrike of Terence MacSwiney and fellow Irish Volunteer Joe Murphy will take place this Sunday 24th October. The commemoration will begin at "Joe Murphy House' on Pouladuff Rd, the birthplace of Joe Murphy, and proceed to the republican plot at St Finbarr's Cemetery where both are laid to rest.
The event is being organised by the Phoenix Historical Society. Spokesperson for the Phoenix Historical Society, Cork City Councillor Fiona Kerins, said:
"Sunday's event marks an important day in the history of both Cork and Ireland. On 25th October 1920 Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney died on hungerstrike in Brixton Prison, an event which drew the attention of the entire world to the struggle for freedom in Ireland. His comrade Joe Murphy, also on hungerstrike, died on the same day. This year is the 90th anniversary of both men's deaths, and I would invite people to come and join us in remembering their sacrifice on Sunday.
The vision and courage shown by men like Terence MacSwiney and Joe Murphy still stands as an inspiration to us today and it is important that their sacrifice is remembered." For further information or comment contact Fiona Kerins @ 085-1091758.