Book on Republican legend to be relaunched
"Where Martyred Heroes Rest" is the story of the Republican Plot in Kilcrumper Cemetery in Fermoy.
It recalls the life and death of General Liam Lynch, as well as the life and death of his comrades, some of whom are buried in the Republican Plot alongside General Lynch and others who died in the fighting in 1922/3.
Local people will always remember the story of how the late Commandant Mick Fitzgerald after whom the GAA stadium in Fermoy is named, also the brutal capture of the Kent Brothers of Castlelyons which resulted in the death by execution of Thomas Kent in Cork Prison.
The brutal arrest and execution of another local man Arthur Mulcahy of Currabeha near Fermoy is also well documented in this book,
The original book was published by the Liam Lynch National Commemoration Committee in 1987 and was written by a man who was well known in Fermoy probably about forty years ago and who retired to Cork in his later years, the late Tomas O'Riordain, who was a w
ell known and respected Bus Conductor with CIE in Fermoy for many years.
His book has been reprinted by the Fermoy Print and Design Co. It was relaunched at a function in the Grand Hotel recently by Fermoy's Mayor Cllr Olive Corcoran, Any one who wishes to obtain a copy of "Where Martyred Heroes Rest" can do so by contacting Frank O'Flynn on 086/8520 or Paul Lillis on 086/0683012. Copies will be available in Kilcrumper on Sunday.