Historical Belfast

A Belfast Man Executed In The Rebel County (Bonus Centenary Episode)

November 20, 2020 Jason Burke Episode 8
Historical Belfast
A Belfast Man Executed In The Rebel County (Bonus Centenary Episode)
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Historical Belfast
A Belfast Man Executed In The Rebel County (Bonus Centenary Episode)
Nov 20, 2020 Episode 8
Jason Burke

To the sound of church bells at 9am on Sunday morning of 21st November 1920, as the IRA’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ hit squads moved towards their 15 victims, a desperate search for an East Belfast military man was underway in a remote area of County Cork.  This is the story of Captain Joseph Thompson, an Intelligence Officer for the Manchester Regiment, executed by the IRA in Ballincollig, County Cork on 20th November 1920.

Show Notes

To the sound of church bells at 9am on Sunday morning of 21st November 1920, as the IRA’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ hit squads moved towards their 15 victims, a desperate search for an East Belfast military man was underway in a remote area of County Cork.  This is the story of Captain Joseph Thompson, an Intelligence Officer for the Manchester Regiment, executed by the IRA in Ballincollig, County Cork on 20th November 1920.