Historians record Cork’s War of Independence deaths
- 16 May 2017
A new digital project attempts to identify every individual killed in County Cork during the Irish War of Independence.
‘Cork’s War of Independence Fatality Register’ provides details for 528 civilians, policemen, British soldiers, and IRA Volunteers who died in the conflict from the beginning of 1919 to the Truce of 1921.
The project organised by University College Cork and the Irish Examiner is a major addition to the Irish Revolution website.
Visitors can search for individuals by name, place, and approximate date of death, and read about the circumstances of each episode. It is the latest research collection to be made available on theirishrevolution.ie, a digital collaboration between UCC and the Irish Examiner. The new feature can be accessed at: http://theirishrevolution.ie/cork-fatality-register/
'Cork's War of Independence Fatality Register' is a part of a multi-year project by historians Dr Andy Bielenberg of UCC and Professor James Donnelly Jr of the University of Wisconsin. This digital public engagement project hopes to help facilitate discussions about these episodes, many of which remain contested. The authors welcome clarifications and corrections from readers, and seek additional information about the entries or any deaths that may have been omitted.
Dr Andy Bielenberg will deliver a public talk entitled ‘Cork’s War of Independence Dead’ at UCC on Wednesday, 17 May, at which the ‘Cork’s War of Independence Fatality Register’ will be officially launched. The talk will be held on the UCC main campus in the Civil Engineering Building, Room G10, at 6pm. The lecture is free and open to the public
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