Eamonn Ceannt: 16Lives

Eamonn Ceannt: 16Lives

by Mary Gallagher


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The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, ÉamonnCeannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council of Sinn Féin and the senior ranks of the Irish Volunteers. He was a member of the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which planned and carried out the Rising of Easter 1916, outright rebellion against the world’s biggest imperial power.

During Easter week 1916, he was Commandant of the4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers and a signatory to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. His severely depleted battalion held the strategic South Dublin Union until ordered to surrender. He was executed by firing squad on 8 May 1916.

'an epic new series of books' - RTE Guide on 16Lives

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847172716
Publisher: Irish American Book Company
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Series: 16Lives Series , #9
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Mary Gallagher lives in Dublin and previously worked for Enterprise Ireland. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Modern Irish History and a Certificate in Genealogy from University College Dublin.

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