Volunteer James Mehigan

Volunteer James Mehigan (aged about 28) of Friar’s Walk, Cork city (Prince’s Street, Cork)

Date of incident: 23 Nov. 1920

Sources: CE, 24, 25, 26, 27 Nov. 1920; II, 24, 25, 26 Nov. 1920; FJ, 25 Nov. 1920; CCE, 27 Nov. 1920; Military Inquests, WO 35/157A/4 (TNA); Michael Murphy’s WS 1547, 29-30 (BMH); Jerome Coughlan’s WS 1568, 1 (BMH); Michael V. O’Donoghue’s WS 1741, Part 1, 80-81 (BMH); IRA Roll of Honour, Cork No. 1 Brigade (Cork Museum, Fitzgerald Park, Cork); Rebel Cork’s FS, 25; Last Post (1976), 75; IRA Memorial Plaque, junction of Friars Walk and Tower Street, Cork city.   

Note: Mehigan was killed in the Cork city bomb explosion of 23 November 1920. He was a member of E Company of the Second Battalion of the Cork No. 1 Brigade. James Mehigan was the only person of that name listed as a resident of Cork city in the 1911 census. He was one of the four children (two sons and two daughters) of the gardener Michael Mehigan and his wife Mary, who resided at 39 Friar’s Walk in the South Ward. Like his father, Volunteer Mehigan was then working as a gardener.

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