‘Never to desist in our efforts until we subvert the authority of England over our country and asserted our independence’. –Wolfe Tone
After Wolfe Tone’s capture, he was taken to Dublin and court-martialled. He requested that he be afforded the death of a soldier, to be shot, rather than hanged. His request denied he died in Provost’s Prison in Dublin of a neck wound at the age of 35 years. History records his death as being a suicide but there remains some doubt.
Featured photo: ‘The Death of Wolfe Tone’, Irish Weekly Independent, by Walter C. Mills
Photo: Wolfe Tone statue at the corner of St. Stephen’s Green and Hume Street, Dublin