#OTD in 1916 – Easter Rising: Courts-Martial Begin.

There were 160 trials conducted in a two-week period between the 2nd and 16th May 1916. During this period, of the 90 death sentences handed out, 15 of those (including all seven signatories of the Proclamation) had their sentences confirmed by Maxwell and were executed at Kilmainham Gaol by firing squad between 3 and 12 […]

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#OTD in 1916 – Easter Rising: Courts-Martial Begin.

There were 160 trials conducted in a two-week period between the 2nd and 16th May 1916. During this period, of the 90 death sentences handed out, 15 of those (including all seven signatories of the Proclamation) had their sentences confirmed by Maxwell and were executed at Kilmainham Gaol by firing squad between 3 and 12 […]

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#OTD in 1916 – Easter Rising: Courts-Martial begin.

There were 160 trials conducted in a two-week period between the 2nd and 16th May 1916. During this period, of the 90 death sentences handed out, 15 of those (including all seven signatories of the Proclamation) had their sentences confirmed by Maxwell and were executed at Kilmainham Gaol by firing squad between 3 and 12 […]

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1916 – Easter Rising: Courts Martial begin.

There were 160 trials conducted in a two-week period between the 2nd and 16th May 1916. During this period, of the 90 death sentences handed out, 15 of those (including all seven signatories of the Proclamation) had their sentences confirmed by Maxwell and were executed at Kilmainham Gaol by firing squad between 3 and 12 […]

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1916 – Edward Daly, Michael O’Hanrahan, William Pearse and Joseph Mary Plunkett are executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol.

Execution of 1916 Easter Rebellion Leaders continues. Joseph Mary Plunkett Plunkett was born into a privileged background. His father was a papal count. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and the I. R. B. in 1914. Plunkett was Director of Military Operations for the Rising, with overall responsibility for military strategy. Hours before his […]

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1916 – Pádraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol.

First of the 1916 rebels are executed after being found guilty of taking part “in an armed rebellion … for the purposes of assisting the enemy.” That they were involved in armed rebellion is beyond doubt, but the primary purpose of the Rising was in support of the declaration of “the right of the people […]

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