1867. Fenian Rising in Cork

Fenian Rising in Cork in 1867.

The first proceeding, in point of time, of an aggressive character, that I have learned, took place at Knockadoon, about six miles from Youghal, on the coast, where there was a coastguard station, occupied by five men and a chief boatman. As early as nine o'clock last evening the coastguard station was attacked by a body of armed men numbering about sixty, led by a horseman. They were well armed. The coastguards surrendered in the face of overwhelming numbers, and they were, with the exception of one sick man taken prisoner and marched off, the Fenians carrying with them all the arms and ammunition in the station. They then marched towards Mogeely, on the Youghal railway, a distance of fourteen miles, and there set their prisoners at liberty, proceeding themselves in a north-easterly direction. It is supposed they were joined near Castlemartyr by another party from the locality.

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