Éamonn Ceannt born in Galway 1881

#OnThisDay 1881 Éamonn Ceannt, Republican, Irish enthusiast and signatory of the Proclamation of Independence was born in Galway. During the Easter Rising, Ceannt held the South Dublin Union with just over 100 men until ordered to surrender by Pearse. Before his death he wrote to his wife;

“I shall die, like a man for Ireland’s sake.”

#Ireland #History

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