Patsy Holmes96 Years of age. 4th Cork Brigade. IRA 1918-192397, an explosives expert, Patsy's favourite mode of warfare was setting fire to the barracks in his home county of Cork. A courier and intelligence officer, his groundwork and planning sealed the fate of many RIC garrisons. Captured by the Black and Tans in 1920 he was interned along with many other republicans who went on to become famed in the struggle for independence.