Canavan’s Pub (currently O’Donoghue’s Bar) was key to the operations of East Cork 4th Brigade. It has a commanding view of the village. It was a place in plain sight where meetings could be held and information exchanged.
It was here, on the 20th of February 1921, that the only survivor of the Clonmult Ambush, Jack O’Connell, fled to. A rescue party was considered by the officers of the Flying Column but too much time had lapsed for it to be effective.
Tomás Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, Commandant of Cork No 1 Brigade and also a traditional Irish musician, spent time here along with many other senior IRA figures.