From Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April a commemorative weekend took place at Camden Fort Meagher, overlooking Cork Harbour, in recognition of the scuttling of the German arms ship Aud within view of the fort on 22 April 1916. Camden Fort Meagher has organised a 1916 musical gathering, involving a military tattoo and performances of traditional music. A number of lectures were held in Camden Fort Meagher on the weekend; amongst these was a lecture on 1916 and World War One, as well as a talk on the scuttling of the Aud itself, by Barry Keane. Military re-enactments of the Irish Revolutionary Period also took place, and exhibitions on 1916 and World War on were put on display. Learn more about Camden Fort Meagher and the Aud memorial weekend.
From Century Ireland: What if the guns had landed?