Between church and pub– both equally important today– take a moment to remember a minor military genius, the great Tom Barry of the 3rd West Cork Flying Column, who dealt the hated occupier a stunning defeat at Kilmichael in 1920.
His book, Guerrilla Days in Ireland, is strongly recommended. If you’re not familiar with what he did, at age 23, against the world’s greatest Empire, then you should read up. Tom Barry knew what he was about, and never wavered.
Eirinn go Brach.
PS: The description of Barry’s brief personal encounter with one Major Arthur Percival, who later surrendered Singapore to the Japs, is worth the price of the book.