Chun ár gCairde Uile ó Duhallow agus Beyond
To All our friends from Duhallow and Beyond
The recently established Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee wish to make an appeal to the people of Duhallow and beyond who would like to make a donation to our centenary commemoration fund. Our committee is a community based, non-political group of volunteers from the Duhallow and surrounding area who wish to mark the centenary of the historical event that was the Clonbanin Ambush. The aim of the committee is to renovate the existing monument and to erect an information board at Clonbanin on the original site of the ambush on the main Mallow Killarney road. Due to health and safety regulations and in keeping with N.R.A guidelines, new structures are not permitted on the main road meaning it will not be possible to hold events on the original site of the Ambush. Therefore it is proposed by the committee to erect a new monument and information boards in the Derrinagree Church car park, which is the site supported by Cork Co Council.
The Clonbanin Ambush was an engagement between the forces of the British Empire and the Cork and Kerry Brigades on the 5th of March, 1921. Historically, it has been recorded as a victory for the Volunteers of the IRA.
The proposed project also involves our committee producing a publication outlining this significant local event.
The commemoration of the Ambush at Clonbanin will take place on Saturday 6th March at 1.30pm 2021 starting with Concelebrated Mass in the Derrinagree Church and afterwards in the Adjoining Church Car Park.
To assist and support our committee in achieving our objectives, we would be most appreciative in receiving any financial contributions that can be made towards this project.
Donations can be lodged to our account in Kanturk Credit Union.
Account name: Clonbanin Ambush
All donations will be recorded and logged and can be paid on line to the Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Fund.
Any donation no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated and will help the committee to commemorate and appreciate the sacrifices and the extreme human effort and bravery of the Volunteers of the Old I.R.A. from Cork and Kerry Brigades, many of whom were neighbours from Duhallow.