On this day January 6th, 1919 – A day after 3rd West Cork Brigade was formed, the 2nd North Cork Brigade IRA was born. Liam Lynch was appointed Brigade Commandant. The brigade’s 7 battalions were: Fermoy 1st; Mallow 2nd; Castletownroche 3rd; Charville 4th; Newmarket 5th; Kanturk 6th; & Millstreet 7th.
The Companies in the Millstreet 7th battalion were:- Millstreet, Rathduane, Cullen, Drishane, Dooneen, Rathcoole, Derrynagree, Kilcorney, Mushera.
The usual training went on at this time and there was occasionally a little target practice with [read more …] “On this Day: 1919, the 2nd North Cork Brigade IRA was formed”