Prelude to the Easter Rising of 1916

Prelude to the Easter Rising of 1916
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

8 May 1916

Éamonn Ceannt

Sean Heuston

Michael Mallin

Ceannt's position was one of only two that was not taken in the rising, along with Éamon de Valera's at Boland's Mill. Ceannt was held in Kilmainham Jail until his execution by firing squad on 8 May 1916, aged 34.

At twenty-five years and two months, he was the youngest of those executed. Between 3.45 and 4.05 a.m. on 8 May 1916, Sean Heuston was shot in the former stonebreakers yard at Kilmainham Prison.

Michael Mallin refused to abandon the Royal College of Surgeons. It took a direct order from James Connelly to persuade Michael Mallin to surrender on Sunday 30 April, two days after Pádraig Pearse and James Connolly. Michael Mallin was executed on 8 May 1916 in Kilmainham Gaol.

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