Cork’s Most Tragic Love Story; the story of Rebel Michael Fitzgerald (VIDEO)

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Cork’s Most Tragic Love Story; the story of Rebel Michael Fitzgerald

The tale of Rebel fighter, Michael Fitzgerald and his one true love – Miss Condon. This Love Story echoes through the ages. Cork’s own Romeo and Juliet.

After being captured in battle by the British Army, Michael goes on hunger-strike in Cork city gaol. His dying wish? To marry his fiance, Miss Condon. The warden / gallery though, has other plans.

Hear the tale unfold in this short video story!

Dara Burke is a local storyteller and True. Cork. Rebel. When he’s not helping guests experience the real ‘Rebel City’ on his Rebel City Tour of Cork, featuring local food, local drink, and exciting Rebel tales, he’s creating guides of things to do in Cork. Join him on his exciting Cork walking tour to immerse yourself in real Cork culture and make the most of your time in the city.

The Irish Slavery Question: an Irishman’s view…

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The Irish Slave Question

I thought I’d add the point of view of an Irish man to this historical debate. This 8 min video is filmed mostly on Spike island near Cork city, Ireland.

This was the staging area used by Cromwell, for the Irish before they were transported to the Carribbean to work on the plantations. I try to paint a picture of what conditions were like in Ireland, why these Irish were sent, and add some facts of my own which I feel could be helpful to academics and historians debating this question.

Finally, I finish up with a quote by ex-slave and orator, Fredrick Douglass, during his visit to Cork city in 1845.

Thumbnail courtesy of: Bridget O’Donnell

Correction: Cromwell’s quote “massacre, banish and destroy”, the song featured is “the fields of athenry” not “Danny boy”.

Cork’s Bravest Teenager: the Mary Bowles Story (VIDEO)

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Mary Bowles; Cork city’s bravest teenage girl. this is her story. #ireland #cork #irishrebel @Deirdre O’Shaughness @Viv ☘️ Irish girl in NYC @Ireland 🇮🇪 ❤️

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Mary Bowles, Cork teen legend. Hear the story of the brave Mary and her deeds during the Irish War of Independence against the British Empire.

Dara Burke is a local storyteller and True. Cork. Rebel. When he’s not helping guests experience the real ‘Rebel City’ on his Rebel City Tour of Cork, featuring local food, local drink, and exciting Rebel tales, he’s creating guides of things to do in Cork. Join him on his exciting Cork walking tour to immerse yourself in real Cork culture and make the most of your time in the city.

Assassination of Colonel “Shoot-on-Sight” Smyth (VIDEO)

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assassination of the police commissioner in Cork city #discoverireland #irishrebel #cork

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Rebels Assassinate the Police Commissioner in Cork City!

A Cork Battalion of the IRA led by a young man known as Sean Culhane target and assassinate the British Police Commissioner – Colonel Smyth, on South Mall in Cork city during the Irish War of Independence. In a well-planned and targeted assassination, the Police Commissioner is killed by a group of 12 – 15 assassins.

Known as Colonel ‘Shoot-on-Sight’ Smyth since his first order to his Police Officers was to ‘shoot on sight’ any Irishman not immediately complying with orders. This assassination was another round in the tit-for-tat violence that puncuated the city air during the War of Independence 1919 – 1921.

Dara Burke is a local storyteller and True. Cork. Rebel. When he’s not helping guests experience the real ‘Rebel City’ on his Rebel City Tour of Cork, featuring local food, local drink, and exciting Rebel tales, he’s creating guides of things to do in Cork. Join him on his exciting Cork walking tour to immerse yourself in real Cork culture and make the most of your time in the city.

The Barrack Street Ambush (VIDEO)

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FULL STORY: the Barrack Street Ambush. General Strickland ambushed on Barrack St. in #corkcity #cork #ireland #discoverireland @IrishCentral @theirishpost @Cork Beo @Viv ☘️ Irish girl in NYC

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The Rebels Ambush General Strickland in Cork City!

The Barrack Street Ambush was a significant event that took place in Cork City during the rebellion. The rebels successfully ambushed General Strickland and his forces, resulting in a major setback for the authorities.

The rebels strategically planned the ambush and executed it with precision, catching General Strickland and his troops off guard. The surprise attack led to a fierce battle between the rebels and the authorities. The success of the ambush boosted the morale of the rebel forces and inspired further resistance against the oppressive regime.

Dara Burke is a local storyteller and True. Cork. Rebel. When he’s not helping guests experience the real ‘Rebel City’ on his Rebel City Tour of Cork, featuring local food, local drink, and exciting Rebel tales, he’s creating guides of things to do in Cork. Join him on his exciting Cork walking tour to immerse yourself in real Cork culture and make the most of your time in the city.

The Wallace Sisters – Cork City Spymasters! (VIDEO)

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ask your local councillor about how best to remember the Wallace Sisters in Cork! Cork female heroes during the Irish struggle for freedom. hear their story. Dara, RebelCityTour.com #irishrebel #cork #rebelcitytour

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A Woman’s Place is in the Revolution!

Discover the fascinating story of the Wallace Sisters, the renowned spymasters of Cork. Delve into their secretive world as they navigate through the shadows, gathering intelligence and protecting the city.

Uncover the remarkable achievements and noteworthy exploits of these sisters, as they leave their indelible mark on Cork’s history. Join us on this captivating journey through the covert operations of these formidable spies.

Dara Burke is a local storyteller and True. Cork. Rebel. When he’s not helping guests experience the real ‘Rebel City’ on his Rebel City Tour of Cork, featuring local food, local drink, and exciting Rebel tales, he’s creating guides of things to do in Cork. Join him on his exciting Cork walking tour to immerse yourself in real Cork culture and make the most of your time in the city.