Martin Corry Denny Lynch et. al. Interview

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Martin Corry, Denny Lynch et al. audio recordings of interview, concerning Irish War of Independence and Civil War periods

Reference:        IE 627/OH/MC

Date:                c1919 - c1923 (recorded 1980s)

Extent:             Digital copies of 14 recordings from 7 cassette tapes

Scope and Content               

Audio recordings of interviews with Martin Corry (Captain E Company 4th Battalion Cork No.1 Brigade) and his wife, and Dinny Lynch (Company Quartermaster) and Patrick Higgins (Volunteer in Company), and Rita Fenton (Cumann na mBan), sister in law of Martin Corry. (Digital Audio Format)

Biographical Information

Martin Corry, later a Fianna Fail TD, was a member of the Mourneabbey Company of the Irish Volunteers, and Company Captain of E Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Cork Brigade of the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence (1919–1921). He took the anti-Treaty side in the Civil War (1922–1923) and was arrested and interned in Newbridge internment camp between December 1922 and late November 1923. In 2007, it was reported that Corry's farm had been the suspected site of the execution and burial place of several people considered to be pro-British agents, spies, or informers. Among these was Michael Williams, an ex-Royal Irish Constabulary officer abducted by the IRA on 15 June 1922 for his alleged role in the shooting dead in 1920 of Tomás Mac Curtain, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork. (Source: Martin Corry (politician) - Wikipedia)


The recordings are made available for research and study purposes and may not be further copied or distributed without permission of CCCA. Licensing information available on request by email to Copyright Cork City and County Archives, Cork City Council. All Rights Reserved.

Listen to recordings:

1.1.mp3 (size 56 MB)

1.2.mp3 (size 56 MB)

2.1.mp3 (size 44 MB)

2.2.mp3 (size 44.3 MB)

3.1.mp3 (size 29.6 MB)

3.2.mp3 (size 29.5 MB)

4.1.mp3 (size 43.8 MB)

4.2.mp3 (size 45.3 MB)

5.1.mp3 (size 40 MB)

5.2.mp3 (size 44.1 MB)

6.1.mp3 (size 44.8 MB)

6.2.mp3 (size 44.6 MB)

7.1.mp3 (size 29.3 MB)

7.2.mp3 (size 26 MB)

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