Austin Stack, 1916 rebel and Anti-Treaty nationalist is born in Co. Kerry. In 1916 Stack was commandant of the Kerry Brigade of the Volunteers and involved in the attempt at arms importation by Roger Casement at Banna Strand. Both men were arrested as a result of the botched operation.
Stack was originally sentenced to death for his activities during 1916. As a Sinn Fein abstentionist candidate, he was elected MP for Kerry West in 1918. He fought in the Irish Civil War against the Treaty, was captured by government troops and spent 41 days on hunger strike. He was released in 1924.