Volunteer Dennis Spriggs Commemoration
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement in Cork held a commemorative event last week to remember the sacrifice of Oglach Denis Spriggs on the 100th anniversary of his death.
A nember of C Company 1st Battalion, Cork No1 brigade IRA, Denis had been on the run due to his activities and returned to his parents house briefly on 9th July 1921. He was informed upon by a neighbour and as a result british forces raided the home that night. Denis was taken not 100 yards from his parents house when he was shot, bayonetted, castrated and had his genitals put into his mouth. He was then tied to the back of a truck and dragged up and down Blarney street before his body was left for his father to collect.
Denis Spriggs execution took place only hours after a truce was called in the ongoing war.
We remember Oglach Denis on his 100th anniversary and we remain as determined as ever to achieve the goals for which he gave his life.