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Easter Rising Leaders Executed

On this day in 1916, the British Army continued to execute the leaders of the Rising. Today we remember:

Éamonn Ceannt

Born in Galway a co-founder of the Irish Volunteers and signatory to the proclamation. He was the commander of the Fourth Battalion of Irish Volunteers sizing the South Dublin Union. A committed Gael, historian, and uileann piper.

Con Colbert

Limerick-born Colbert was a member of both Fianna Éireann and the Irish Volunteers. A dedicated republican he was the captain of F Company of the Fourth Battalion, Colbert was in command at the Marrowbone Lane distillery Fianna native of Limerick.

Seán Heuston

Along with Con Colbert, Heuston was involved in the education of the pupils at Scoil Éanna. A section of the First Battalion of the Volunteers, under the leadership of Heuston, occupied the Mendicity Institute on the south of the Liffey, holding out there for two days. Heuston Railway station in Dublin is named after him.

Michael Mallin

A Dublin, Mallin was the Chief of Staff of the Irish Citizen Army. Alongside of Countess Markievicz, he commanded the Irish Citizen Army at St. Stephen’s Green and the Royal College of Surgeons.

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