#OnThisDay 1916 Con Colbert was executed in Kilmainham Gaol. He told Mrs. O’Murchadha that he was
“proud to die for such a cause. I will be passing away at the dawning of the day.
“ The soldier guarding Colbert apparently broke down crying and said
“If only I could die such a death”.
When lead to the Stone Breakers’ Yard to be shot, Colbert told the soldier to pin the napkin nearer to his heart & then shook his hand.