‘One of Our Own’: Tadhg Barry (1880-1921)


Labour activist, GAA man, Journalist, Revolutionary.


Historical exhibition and events exploring the life and times of trade union activist and City Councillor Tadhg Barry and his place in History. Barry trained the first camogie team in Cork and was a founder member of the Irish Volunteers Cork Corps. He was killed while interned during the Truce period, just before the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. Tragically, he was the last prominent Irish casualty of the War of Independence. His life and his major role in the revolution have been largely written out of the nation’s historical narrative.

Online exhibition due to open in Heritage Week 2021 (14-22nd August 2021) - keep an eye on social media and www.corkarchives.ie for updates