Grand nieces of Liam Lynch, after whom Kilworth Camp is named, Paula Molan (Fermoy) and Bernadette Ó Liatháin (Fermoy), laying a wreath at the flag pole during Wednesday's centenary celebrations at the camp. (Picture: John Ahern)

Having expended considerable energy capturing IRA suspects during the War of Independence, the next job of work was keeping them under lock and key. 

Some of Munster’s most high profile Republicans found themselves in the less than comfortable surroundings of Kilworth Military Camp.

Despite a truce being in place, prisoners in Kilworth busied themselves with plans to tunnel out of the complex and away to freedom. 

Viewed as an important War of Independence event, the breakout was formally marked at a ceremony held in Kilworth Camp this week …

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