To mark the centenary of their deaths, Cork City Council has agreed unanimously, following a recommendation by the Lord Mayor, to add the names of its two patriot Lord Mayors, Terence McSwiney and Tomas 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.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh said: “Our patriot Lord Mayors hold a special place in the hearts of our citizens and in this Centenary year, it is important that we honour and and respect them. Making both Tomás MacCurtain and Terence McSwiney honorary citizens is historic and hugely significant. Therefore, it is wholly appropriate that in this year of commemorations – a year of events that has been enormously compromised by the pandemic – that we add these two hugely influential figures to our city’s roll of honour.”
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