Rory McCarthy sings “Valley of Jarama” at ceremony to mark centenary of Michael O’Riordan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqnMPFXhKPY&t=6s Cork singer Rory McCarthy sings "Valley of Jarama", a song from honouring the International Brigades . A short ceremony was held across the road from 37, Pope's Quay, Cork where Michael O'Riordan was born was born in 1917. The young O'Riordan left from here in 1938 and travelled to Spain to fight on the … Continue reading Rory McCarthy sings “Valley of Jarama” at ceremony to mark centenary of Michael O’Riordan

Remembering Michael O’Riordan – A Neighbour’s Child

Michael O'Riordan, International Brigade Volunteer (1938) Michael O’Riordan was born on the 12th November 1917, at 37 Popes Quay in Cork City. He was the youngest of five children. His parents, Micheál O’Riordan of Inchinossig and Julia Creed of Illauninagh came from Ballingeary in Muskerry, Co Cork.  His father, Micheál, was a carter at Cork … Continue reading Remembering Michael O’Riordan – A Neighbour’s Child