The two images we share from the Pictorial Archive of Millstreet Museum date most likely from 2002. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
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.