Three day virtual conference on the centenary of Terence MacSwiney and Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strikes to take place

A three day online centenary conference is to take place tomorrow exploring the events leading up to the death of patriot Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike.

Hosted by UCC, and funded by Cork City Council and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the virtual event has been organised to mark the centenary of the hunger strike of Irish republicans in Brixton Prison and Cork Men’s Gaol.

Over three days, 30 historians from across Irish universities, the UK, US and India will explore various aspects of the 1920 hunger strike which aroused intense international attention.  The UCC campus includes the site of the old Cork Men’s Gaol.

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