Sean Moylan 1889-1957
Born Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Joined Irish Volunteers in 1914 and later Captain of Newmarket Company. Commanded North Cork Active Service Unit in 1920-21. Led actions at Tureengarriff, Clonbanin etc. Interned on Spike Island in May, 1921. Sinn Fein T.D. same month. On anti-treaty side during Civil War. Elected Fianna Fail T.D. for North Cork in 1932. Held three government ministerial portfolios between 1943 and 1957. Died November 16th. 1957. Buried at Kiskeam, Co. Cork.
Born at Liscarroll, Co. Cork. Appointed Quartermaster of Cork No. 2 Brigade in August 1920, then Vice-Commandant under Sean Moylan in 1921. Made Commandant of new Cork No. 4 Brigade in April, 1921. Wounded in attack on Milford R.I.C. barracks in November 1920. Section leader at Clonbanin ambush and column leader at Rathcool ambush in July 1921.
Liam Lynch 1893-1923
Born near Anglesboro, Co. Limerick. Adjutant of Fermoy Battalion in 1917. Made Commandant of Cork No. 2 Brigade in 1919 and Divisional Commandant in 1921. Led succesful raid on Mallow Military Barracks in September 1920. Appointed Chief of Staff of I.R.A. in run up to Irish Civil War. Made strenuous attempts to heal the split in Republican forces prior to Civil War but was a vigourous opponent of the Treaty. Shot dead by Free State forces on Knockmealdown Mountains in April, 1923.
Michael Fitzgerald 1881-1920
Born January 19th. 1881 at Ballyoran, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Joined local Volunteers in March, 1914. Imprisoned for two months after capture of Araglen R.I.C. barracks in April 20, 1919. Was O/C First Battalion, Second Cork Brigade when arrested following the September, 1919 attack on a British armed party outside the Wesleyan church at Fermoy. Joined hunger strike and died in Cork Jail sixty-seven days later on October 17, 1920. Buried at the republican plot at Kilcrumper Cemetery, Fermoy.
Paddy McCarthy - Died 1920
Born Meelin, Co. Cork. Shot dead at Upper Mill Lane, Millstreet on November 22nd. 1920 by Black and Tans. Had joined Volunteers immediately after 1916. Took part in Belfast hunger strike in 1918 under Austin Stack. Escaped from Strangeways Jail, Manchester in September 1919. Played decisive part in capture of Mallow Barracks and at Ballydrochane ambush, near Kanturk. Was buried with full military honours at Lismire, near Kanturk.
Paddy Clancy - Died 1920
Helped establish East Limerick Brigade Flying Column. Shot dead with Jack O'Connell by British forces at Derrygallon, near Kanturk on August 17th. 1920. Creamery manager at Allensbridge Co-Op near Newmarket, he had recently been appointed leader of the soon to be formed North Cork Brigade flying column at the time of his death.
Dan Vaughan - Died 1975
Captain Dan Vaughan took a major role in majority of engagements in North Cork area including Clonbanin, Tureengarriffe, Rathcoole and capture of Mallow Barracks. At Clonbanin succeeded in freeing a section of his column which had been cut off from the rear. Was in charge of mine-laying at Rathcoole ambush. Is buried at Clonfert cemetery, Newmarket.
Involved in the capture of Mallow Military Barracks and a number of other engagements during War of Independence. Operated Hotchkiss machine-gun at Glencurrane ambush. Later acted as bodyguard to General Liam Lynch during Civil War.
Second (North Cork) Brigade