Irish Nationalist Revolutionary. A poet and writer, he was a signatory to the Proclamation of the Republic. Active during the Easter 1916 rising, he was one of fourteen leaders of the uprising to be court-martialed and executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Jail (a further 75 were condemned but reprieved).
On this 100th anniversary of your death we honor you for the ultimate sacrifice you gave for Ireland and freedom. May your soul find peace in the arms of God. "Is iad a do an tine beo"-it is they who lit the everlasting fire. Eirinn go Brach -
Patsy Carnahan Ryan Added: May. 4, 2016