16 Lives

The Easter Rising’s 16 Executed Men

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Read about the 16 men executed after the Easter Rising, from their biographers in the ‘16 Lives’ series by O’Brien Press.

Éamonn Ceannt: The ‘Unknown’ leader and ideologue

Con Colbert was an ordinary man in extraordinary time

Thomas Clarke, Architect of the Easter Rising

Passionate words by James Connolly gave hope to many

Military study made Ned Daly a shrewd tactician

Seán Heuston, a youthful face of the Easter Rising

John MacBride fought imperialism in South Africa and Ireland

Seán MacDiarmada devoted life to freedom

Crisis of faith led to a new baptism for Thomas MacDonagh

Michael Mallin wrote a moving letter to his family in 1916 on the eve of his execution

Miceál Ua hAnnracáin wanted the shackles thrown off

Face of rebellion, Pádraig Pearse, paid price for beliefs

Willie Pearse had different dreams of being remembered

Joseph Plunkett was a key strategist of the 1916 Rising

Roger Casement: a man of mystery

How the Rising in Cork became a family affair

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