#OTD in 1916 – Irish Patriot, Thomas Kent, is executed at Cork Detention Barracks.

Born into a prominent nationalist family from Castlelyons, Co Cork in 1865, Kent stayed at home after the Eoin MacNeill’s countermand. After the insurrection went ahead, on 22 April 1916, the Kent home was raided by the Royal Irish Constabulary who began rounding up nationalists around the country, who were met with resistance from Thomas […]

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#OTD in 1881 – Birth of Martin John Sheridan. He was ‘one of the greatest athletes [the United States] has ever known’ according to his obituary in the New York Times.

Martin John Sheridan was ‘one of the greatest athletes the United States has ever known’ according to his obituary in the New York Times. He was born in Bohola, Co Mayo, and died in St Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, New York, the day before his 37th birthday, a very early casualty of the 1918 flu […]

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#OTD in 1916 – Irish Patriot, Thomas Kent, is shot and at Cork Detention Barracks.

Born into a prominent nationalist family from Castlelyons, Co Cork in 1865, Kent stayed at home after the Eoin MacNeill’s countermand. After the insurrection went ahead, on 22 April 1916, the Kent home was raided by the Royal Irish Constabulary who began rounding up nationalists around the country, who were met with resistance from Thomas […]

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1916 – Irish Patriot, Thomas Kent, is executed at Cork Detention Barracks.

Born into a prominent nationalist family from Castlelyons, Co Cork in 1865, Kent stayed at home after the Eoin MacNeill’s countermand. After the insurrection went ahead, on 22 April 1916, the Kent home was raided by the Royal Irish Constabulary who began rounding up nationalists around the country, who were met with resistance from Thomas […]

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1888 – Grace Gifford Plunkett, Irish patriot, is born in Rathmines, Dublin.

Grace Vandeleur Plunkett, née Gifford was a cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator who was active in the Republican movement. Her marriage to Joseph Plunkett, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, a few hours before he was executed, is the subject of a popular Republican song, “Grace”, written by Frank and Sean O’Meara in 1985. […]

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