Lisa Lillis O'Dwyer and Barry Lillis laying wreaths at the graves of Bill and Jack Lillis at last Saturday's commemoration - also present, Mick Lillis, along with Katie and Sarah O'Dwyer. (John Ahern)

Thanks to extensive research by Fermoy based, Mick Lillis, some very interesting information has been revealed about relatives who were active during 1916 and the War of Independence. 

These individuals were honoured at a special ceremony held in Kilcrumper Old Cemetery, Fermoy on Saturday last.

Wreaths were laid at the graves of: William Power, Michael Mansfield, Bill Lillis and Jack Lillis. Bill and Jack had a strong republican outlook and were members of the Irish Volunteers.

Bill is best remembered as the man who retrieved a rifle used by O’Neill Crowley from Mitchelstown Castle, shortly before it was burned by anti-Treaty IRA men.

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