As the 2021 college year begins at University College Cork, a new wave of students may not realise that their campus is a place where executed men, fighting for Irish freedom, were buried 100 years ago. Pauline Murphyreminds us of their names and the part they played in history.  In […]

The War of Independence work ‘Men of the South’ by Sean Keating hangs in Cork’s Crawford gallery and is described in gallery literature as “a painting that is not about the grime and pain of war, but about the idealism and patriotism behind it”. One hundred years since the painting […]

There is a short stretch of road, some 6km, between Macroom and Ballyvourney that is known as ‘The Rebel Road’ due to the not insignificant number of IRA memorials dotted along it. Soon to be bypassed by the new Macroom Bypass, Pauline Murphy feels this historical stretch of road deserves […]

“From about the middle of the 18th century it began to be realized that you could learn from a dead body; and that’s when some families were starting to be persuaded that they should allow post mortems.”– Wendy Moore In the 18th and 19th centuries medical and surgical students needed […]

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