Born Clamper, Ballydesmond, County Cork in 1900. Attended Kiskeam National School. Joined Irish Volunteers c.1914-1916. Arrested and interned in Cork Gaol, 1919. Went on hunger strike and was moved to Wormwood Scrubs, London, then released to hospital. Active in Kanturk area IRA. Co-opted onto Kanturk Rural District Council. Took anti-treaty side in Civil War and then emigrated to U.S.. Active member of Cement and Concrete Workers Union, Corkmen's Association, Sean Oglaigh na-hEireann (Old IRA Men's Association), President Kennedy Memorial Park committee, Wexford, Chairman of the New York Sean Moylan Scholarship fund, president of the Cork football club. Wife, Margaret was from Armagh. They had one son, named Eugene.
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Donated to the Archives by Eugene McCarthy, South Carolina, USA, in 2009.
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Content & Structure
Scope & Content: McCarthy, Jack (b1900) IRA ↴
Photographs of IRA men; as prisoners at Highgate (1920); some of the IRA survivors of the Kilmichael ambush including General Tom Barry (1928); IRA men deported to Wormwood Scrubs (1920); portrait of Paddy Clancy, Volunteer, killed August 1920 at Derrygallon, Kanturk; Battalion OC Denny (Denis) Murphy and Jack McCarthy of Kanturk area (undated, c.1920s-1930s).
Copies of newspaper articles; concerning commemorative Mass for Kanturk volunteers Paddy Clancy and Jack O’Connell (August 1958); concerning background of Jack McCarthy of Ballydesmond, on return from New York to help unveil the Derrygallon monument (1970); article on interview with Jack McCarthy (1980). Also, 3 Letters from Tom Barry, concerning ‘NORAID’ and efforts to aid northern republicans (1970 – 1971).
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