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Men of the South: An Oral Record


An important event relating to events in North Cork during the tumultuous years 1919 – 1923 will take place at Mallow Library on Saturday 2nd December at 3pm.

A presentation on the recorded material compiled by Fr. J.J. O Riordain in the 1970s with some of the participants in the struggle for freedom, depicted in Sean Keating’s iconic painting Men of the South, will be given by oral historian Maurice O’Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore. Sound clips from the recorded material will be played.

Fr. O Riordain will be attending the event. He is a native of Knockavorheen, Kiskeam and is the author of Kiskeam Versus the Empire. His father, Jim O’Riordan, was a member of H (Kiskeam) Company, Cork 2nd Brigade, IRA.

Venue: Mallow Library
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 3pm

Browse the 7 individual recordings in the Collection here


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