Mould and Grenade casting made in Knockraha

9. Cork No 1 Brigade Grenade Factory

This factory was constructed not far from Knockraha village in the Butlerstown Glen; a deep glen that stretches from Shanballyrea (The Rea) to Glanmire. Sean Hegarty O.C. Cork No1 Brigade proposed that the grenade factory be built in Knockraha in a location to be decided by the local company. The furnace and equipment were manufactured in Cobh dockyard and the materials for the manufacture of grenades were acquired from Ford Motor company. The factory operated successfully and continued to do so even after the truce. A second Grenade Factory was constructed in Knockraha East by the local company.