Cork school pays tribute to Terence MacSwiney with a silent guard of honour

Cork school pays tribute to Terence MacSwiney with a silent guard of honour

Still from the video posted by Terence MacSwiney Community College.

Terence MacSwiney Community College have paid tribute to their namesake on the 100th anniversary of his death.

Students and pupils participated in a silent guard of honour in remembrance of the former Lord Mayor.

"Today, on the centenary of his death by hunger strike we remember former Lord Mayor & Patriot Terence MacSwiney with a silent guard of honour by students & staff. 

"Our school is proud to bear his name," Terence MacSwiney Community College tweeted.

MacSwiney died on October 25 at Brixton Prison following 74 days on hunger strike.

A slew of other commemorations took place elsewhere in Cork today and many people, including the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh, visited MacSwiney's grave at Saint Finbarr's Cemetery.

Independence Museum Kilmurry also flew the Irish flag at half mast today.

"Flag at half mast at Independence Museum Kilmurry today on the 100th anniversary of the death of Terence MacSwiney, former Lord Mayor of Cork. 

"His sad passing in Brixton Prison London 100 years ago brought worldwide attention for Ireland's struggle for Independence," the museum wrote on social media.

Earlier this month, Cork City Council agreed unanimously, following a recommendation by the Lord Mayor, to add the names of Terence MacSwiney and Tomás MacCurtain to the roll of honorary citizens of Cork City.

The roll of honour dates back over the centuries and is of historic significance to the city of Cork.

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