8. Ned Moloney’s Forge

Ned Moloney was the local blacksmith, a member of Cork No.1 Brigade and the Governor of ‘Sing Sing’ prison with sole charge of the prisoners and the keys. No one entered or left Sing Sing prison without his approval. His forge was central to the operation of the Butlerstown Grenade Factory. He allowed Cork No 1 Brigade to use his forge for the maintenance of the factory equipment.