Evidence on Conditions in Ireland Commemorative Documentary – The County Cork Connection

War of Independence

Between November 1920 and January 1921 an American Commission hearing on the hardships being endured by people in Ireland took place – a hearing of conditions as they existed, due to the War of Independence. In December 1920 and January 1921, seven key witnesses from County Cork gave testimony, which contributed greatly to the efforts of raising awareness internationally towards Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Less than one year later on December 6th 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty had been signed. This documentary highlights the importance of these hearings and the County Cork involvement.
Credit to : Cork County Council