On Monday the 20th of March 2017, the Togher Historical Association came to visit our school. They explained to us how Togher was formed. We all sat down and watched a PowerPoint presentation about the history of Togher.They showed us pictures of the buildings in Togher past and present.  They told us about Joe Murphy a past pupil of Togher Boys N.S. Murphy joined the Irish Volunteers in 1917 and became a member of H Company, 2nd Battalion, Cork No.1 Brigade of which he was an active member. He was involved in numerous attacks on British police and military posts including a well publicised attack on Farran police barracks a few miles west of Cork city. Murphy was arrested by British forces on 15 July 1920 and was imprisoned in Cork County Gaol. With a large group of prisoners at the jail he commenced a hunger strike in conjunction with the Lord Mayor of Cork Terence McSwiney. Another Cork hunger striker Michael Fitzgerald also died.Joe Murphy died after seventy-six days without food on 25 October 1920 and was buried in the republican plot at St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork. It was great fun and we all enjoyed it!!!