Con Colbert Executed in Kilmainham Gaol 1916

#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.”

Before being executed, Colbert told the soldier to pin the napkin nearer to his heart & then shook his hand.


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