Last Friday, April 23rd was a beautiful sunny day. We were blessed with the weather as we set out to walk to town to meet our tour guide, former past pupil Adam Duggan.
We met up with Adam outside the Mercy hospital where he spoke to us about the mobilisation of the Irish Volunteers in Cork City.
Adam spoke to us about the Dillon’s Cross ambush and the burning of Cork. We were particularly interested in the raid on T.W. Murray’s ammunition shop which occurred in 1921.The shop is still there today and we received a big wave from the owner as Adam spoke to us in front of the premises which is still thriving . Our city is steeped in History.
We finished our tour at the bottom of Barrack Street with a talk on the Barrack Street Ambush. We had a great day out and look forward to our next trip very soon.
Of course, we finished off with a visit to Mc Donald’s where we enjoyed our lunch. No doubt ‘ Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras‘ and the boys relished the food after a very busy morning walking around our beautiful city.
We are very grateful to Adam for the tour and also to the local Historical Association for accommodating us.
Well done to the boys and we are very proud of their courtesy to everyone as we walked the route.