Author Topic: Rea's Cross and St. Colman's College Farm, Fermoy  (Read 69 times)

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Rea's Cross and St. Colman's College Farm, Fermoy
« on: Monday 05 October 20 21:13 BST (UK) »
Michael Fitzgerald (b. 1881 Ballyoran Townland, Fermoy; d. 1920 on hunger strike, Cork City) worked at both of these locations as a young man. He went to work for the Rea family on leaving school at the age of 15 and then worked at the College farm. I can find nothing about the nature of the work in either case. I assume that the College farm existed to provide food to the boarders. My project is the story of 22 hunger strikers early lives. Any details or photographs would help give shape to the life. My thanks for any help.