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  1. May 12th, 1916

    May 12th, 1916

    On May 12th, 1916 two more leaders of the rising, James Connolly, and Sean MacDiarmada were executed for their involvement in the rising. See After the Rising for more information. After the Rising

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  2. May 9th, 1916

    May 9th, 1916

    On May 9th, 1916, Thomas Kent, was executed for his involvement in the rising. See After the Rising for more information. Kent lived in Castlelyons, Co. Cork and planned to travel to Dublin to participate in the Rising. However, when the mobilization order for the Irish Volunteers was cancelled on Easter Sunday he stayed at home, assuming the Rising had been postponed. Kent was arrested at his home in Castlelyons, Co. Cork following a raid by the Royal Irish Constabulary on 22 April 1916. His brother Richard was fatally wounded during the raid. Thomas Kent was executed at Cork Detention...

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  3. May 8th, 1916

    May 8th, 1916

    On May 8th, 1916 four more leaders of the rising, Eamonn-Ceannt, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, and Michael Malin were executed for their involvement in the rising. See After the Rising for more information. After the Rising  

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  4. May 5th, 1916

    May 5th, 1916

    On May 5th, 1916, John MacBride, was executed for his involvement in the rising. See After the Rising for more information. John MacBride originally trained as a doctor, but changed profession in favor of work with a chemist. In 1896, MacBride travelled to America promoting the Irish Republican Brotherhood before travelling to South Africa where he raised the Irish Transvaal Brigade during the Second Boer War. MacBride married Irish nationalist Maude Gonne in 1903 and although he was not a member of the Irish Volunteers, at the beginning of the Rising, MacBride offered his services to Thomas MacDonagh. He was...

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  5. May 4th, 1916

    May 4th, 1916

    On May 4th, 1916 four more leaders of the rising, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Edward Daly, Michael O’Hanrahan, and  William Pearse were executed for their involvement in the rising. See After the Rising for more information.   After the Rising

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  6. May 3rd, 1916

    May 3rd, 1916

    On May 3rd, 1916 the first leaders of the rising, Padraig Pearse, Thomas James Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh were executed for their involvement in the rising. See After the Rising for more information. After the Rising

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