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An tÓglach – The Irish Volunteer, 8th May 1915

• Tomás Mac Curtáin presided over a meeting of Cork County Board of the Volunteers

Much of the interest in the Irish Volunteer newspaper today, 100 years later, is the coverage of the local and regional activity of the Volunteers in the run up to the 1916 Rising. This edition has a report of a Cork County Board of the Volunteers meeting in Mallow presided over by senior officer Tomás Mac Curtáin, later the first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork who was murdered in his home by the RIC in March 1920. 

It states that areas represented at the meeting were Cork City, Blarney, Courtbrack, Castlelyons, Glanworth, Fermoy, Kanturk, Mallow and Millstreet. Before the meeting Volunteers paraded the streets of Mallow, supported by the Cork City Cycling Corps.  

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