Prelude to the Easter Rising of 1916

Prelude to the Easter Rising of 1916
The Signatories of the Proclamation

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

4 May 1916

Joseph Mary Plunkett

Edward Ned Daly

Michael O'Hanrahan

"Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916): born in Dublin; son of George Noble Count Plunkett; member of the IRB Supreme Council and its Military Committee, and signatory to the Proclamation, 1916; married Grace Gifford, the artist, in Kilmainham on the eve of his execution, 4 May 1916."

"Edward Daly was born Frederick Street, Limerick, 25 Feb 1891. His sister married Thomas Clarke. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and commanded the Four Courts garrison in 1916. He was court-martialled, sentenced to death and shot in Kilmainham Jail 4 May 1916."

"Michael O’Hanrahan was born in New Ross, Co. Wexford, 17 March 1877. He joined the Irish Volunteers on their formation in 1913 and was also active in the Gaelic League. In the 1916 Easter Rising he fought in Jacob’s factory, Bishop Street for which he was court-martialled, sentenced to death, and executed 4 May 1916."

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