Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

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Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby speirs on Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:46 pm

What better way to celebrate Heritage Week in Cork Than to have a Hanging
Venue Elizabeth Fort on Sunday 23rd August
The Crown Forces [Red Coats] will do battle with the United Irishmen and what better end result to have,
than a Hanging. So if anyone wants to see how re-enactments are carried out then come along to Barrack Street and See The Munster Military Vehicle and Re-enactment Group in action
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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby mock on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:36 pm

sounds cool colm.
how active were the united irishmen in cork at the time?
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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby brendan on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:36 pm

How does the whole hanging thing work with the public?
I have seen it done before in Italy, but the irish sensibilities are usually more...tender

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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby Nerva on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:58 pm

speirs wrote: So if anyone wants to see how proper re-enactment is carried out


Salve Colm!

Perhaps you cold explain what you mean with your use of "Proper"? Maybe you could contrast proper and inproper by use of specific examples.

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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby Nerva on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:12 am

speirs wrote:United Irishmen


Salve Colm!

Mock has an interesting point, don't you think? Perhaps you could explain.
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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby knightofredemption on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:17 am

Spiers behave yourself, you know right enough that reference to "proper" re-enactment is contentious and designed to irritate. The rest of you, let it lie 8-)

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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby speirs on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:36 am

Nerva wrote:
speirs wrote:United Irishmen


Salve Colm!

Mock has an interesting point, don't you think? Perhaps you could explain.


Hi Mock Nerva in reply to your post as you know WW2 is my period but i found this out for you

The prosperity of Cork and Ireland during the eighteenth century owed much to the political stability of the century after the tumult of the seventeenth century. However, the stability disguised undercurrents of dissension and dissatisfaction. These feelings were due largely to resentment at the concentration of all political power and most economic power in the hands of the minority Ascendancy class. The eruption of the underlying discontent and disaffection in the 1798 Rebellion brought havoc and carnage to those parts of Ireland most affected by the outbreak.

While Cork City was relatively untouched by the Rebellion itself, the United Irishmen had been active in the city for some time prior to the outbreak. The military authorities took severe action against those found guilty of being members of the United Irishmen. Many were transported and many shot by firing squads in a field on the western edges of Cork City through which the Western Road now runs. The National Monument on the Grand Parade commemorates some of those who suffered in the aftermath of 1798.

Even though the united irishmen were not as active in cork our re-enactment is still relevent to the fort as the crown forces were at the fort. at least its in black and white that they had a barracks in the fort and upalon barrack street in cork hence the name.
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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby speirs on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:40 am

brendan wrote:How does the whole hanging thing work with the public?
I have seen it done before in Italy, but the irish sensibilities are usually more...tender

Brendan


Hi Brendan we have done the Hanging a number of times before Both in Public and flims, it always goes down well with the public, one or two might disagre but at the end of the day as re-enactors its our duty to protray events that happened in the period and not just the nice bits.

if its done well and public are well informed as to the reason and the methods used at the time there is no hassle after all history is history .
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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby brendan on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:48 am

Well, if it can be done safely (most important!) and in a way that the public don' get the crap scared out of them then go for it

Anyway, will stop the drift off topic now ;)

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Re: Public Hanging in Cork Hertigage week 23rd Aug

Postby speirs on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:51 am

knightofredemption wrote:Spiers behave yourself, you know right enough that reference to "proper" re-enactment is contentious and designed to irritate. The rest of you, let it lie 8-)

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Sorry i just pasted the standard press release given out by the committee running the show,their words not ours, theve seen re-enactments in Cork in the past and that was the way they sent the press release.

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it is a totally safe and trusted method we use, its not done to scare the public, but to give them a 3d aspect to history instead of reading about it in books. thats what re-enactment is for to bring histoy to life.
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