Cathal Brugha Fatally Wounded in Dublin 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Cathal Brugha, though surrounded & outmanned, attacked Free State forces with his pistol. Brugha, who had been wounded multiple times during the Easter Rising & survived, ran out of the hotel that the Anti-Treaty forces were holed up in on to what is now Cathal Brugha Street, and was hit in the leg creating a four inch hole & died two days later.

Linda Kearns held his severed artery in between her fingers while they transported Brugha to hospital. Her medical care temporarily saved his life.

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