Volunteer Paddy McCarthy
90th Anniversary Commemoration
Assemble: Clara Road, Millstreet.
Parade up Main Street and return to Mill Lane
MacCurtain/McSwiney RFB In Attendance
2.00pm Sunday 31st Oct.
Speaker: Bandon Sinn Féin Cllr. Rachel McCarthy
Fáilte Roimh Cách / All Welcome
Paddy McCarthy (8/Feb/1896-22/Nov/1920)
The late Paddy McCarthy was born in Meelin and reared in Freemount, not far from Millstreet. He became an active member of Óglaigh na hÉireann following the 1916 Easter Rising.
On May 8, 1918 he was charged with a gun offence and imprisoned for 18 months.
He was held in Belfast and in Manchester where he managed to escape in October 1919.
He took part in the capture of Mallow Barracks in September 1920, which was the only military barracks to be taken over in the war.
Captain McCarthy met his fate on Mill Lane on the night of the 22nd November 1920, when his Flying Column took on the British Forces in Millstreet.
Paddy McCarthy is the first name on the monument in the Square. Annually the local Sinn Fein Cumann hold a commemoration in honour of his selfless dedication and service to his country.
For more, read the speach given at the 2006 commemoration by Jack Lane of the Aubane Historical Society.
For more information the Duhallow Martyrs Cumann, Sinn Féin can be contacted at:
email: <Duhallow Martyrs Cumann>