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Heroes of the Easter Uprising

In 1966, a number of stations in the Republic of Ireland were renamed to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Uprising and to honour those men, now regarded as martyrs for the Irish republican cause, who were sentenced to death for their part in the events.

Station
Name
City Commemorating
Casement Tralee Roger David Casement, born 1 September 1864 at Sandycove, Co Dublin, hanged 3 August 1916 at Pentonville Prison, London. During the Great War, he visited Germany with the intention of soliciting that country’s aid in overthrowing the British government in Ireland.
Ceannt Galway Eamonn Ceannt, born 21 September 1881 at Ballymoe, Co Galway, executed by firing squad 8 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence. Accused of being one of a group who fired on British soldiers from Jacob’s biscuit factory on 30 April. He denied being present in the factory at the time.
Clarke Dundalk Thomas James Clarke, born 11 March 1858 at Hurst Castle, Hampshire to Irish parents, executed by firing squad 3 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence. Member of a group who seized the General Post Office building on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) on 24 April.
Colbert Limerick Cornelius (Con) Colbert, born 1888 at Athea, Co Limerick, executed by firing squad 8 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of a group who fired on British soldiers at Patrick’s Park on 30 April.
Connolly Dublin
(Amiens
Street)
James Connolly, born 5 June 1868 in Edinburgh to Irish parents, executed by firing squad 12 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence. Member of a group who seized the General Post Office building on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) on 24 April. During the occupation of the Post Office, he was wounded by a shot to the thigh.
Daly Bray Edward (Ned) Daly, born 25 February 1891 in Limerick, executed by firing squad 4 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of a group who fired on British soldiers from the Four Courts on 24 & 25 April.
Heuston Dublin
(Kingsbridge)
Sean Heuston, born 21 February 1891 in Dublin, executed by firing squad 8 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. Member of a group who seized and occupied the Mendicity Institution on 24 April.
Kent Cork Thomas Kent, born 29 August 1865 at Castlelyons, Co Cork, executed by firing squad 9 May 1916 at Cork Detention Barracks. Convicted of murdering a policemen during the storming of his family home by police on 2 May.
MacBride Drogheda John MacBride, born 8 May 1865 at Westport, Co Mayo, executed by firing squad 5 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. He was with a group who fired on British soldiers from Jacob’s biscuit factory on 30 April.
MacDiarmada Sligo Sean MacDiarmada, born 28 February 1844 at Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim, executed by firing squad 12 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence. He was said to be a prominent rebel leader and was with a party who surrendered in Parnell Street (near Sackville Street) on 29 April.
MacDonagh Kilkenny Thomas MacDonagh, born 1 February 1878 at Cloghjordan, Co Tipperary, executed by firing squad 3 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. One of the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence. He was self-styled Commandant General of the Army of the Irish Republic and the leader of a group who fired on British soldiers from Jacob’s biscuit factory on 30 April.
Mallin Dun
Laoghaire
Michael Mallin, born 1874 in Dublin, executed by firing squad 8 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. He was with a group who occupied St Stephen’s Green and the College of Surgeons during the uprising.
O’Hanrahan Wexford Michael O’Hanrahan, born 1877 (possibly on 17 March) at New Ross, Co Wexford, executed by firing squad 4 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. He was with a group who fired on British soldiers from Jacob’s biscuit factory on 30 April.
Pearse Dublin
(Westland
Row)
Two brothers, Patrick Pearse, born 10 September 1879 in Dublin, executed by firing squad 3 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin; and William (Willie) Pearse, born 15 November 1881 in Dublin, executed by firing squad 4 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. Patrick was one of the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence. He was with a group who fired on British soldiers in the vicinity of the Rotunda on 29 April. William was a member of the group who seized the General Post Office building on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) on 24 April. He pleaded guilty to the charges of rebellion.
Plunkett Waterford Joseph Mary Plunkett, born 21 November 1887 in Dublin, executed by firing squad 4 May 1916 at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin. He was one of a group who surrendered in Sackville Street on 29 April, and is believed to have been a member of the group who occupied the Post Office. After being sentenced to death, he was given permission to marry Grace Gifford, sister of Thomas MacDonagh’s wife. The wedding took place in the Chapel of Kilmainham Prison on 3 May, the day before Joseph was executed.
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