Eamonn Ceannt & Thomas Kent

Eamonn Ceannt was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising in Dublin he was executed on 8 May 1916. in Dublin. Thomas Kent was a republican based in Cork, he was arrested at his family home (after a shoot-out involving his whole family) and executed a day later on 9 May. A little-known fact is the connection between them. Eamon Ceannt's  brother was in the British Army and was stationed in Cork during the Rising; he was caught bringing food to the condemned Thomas Kent (no relation). He was accused of stealing the food but swore he had bought it; he was found guilty and sent to the western front of World War I where he died. 

 

Eamonn Ceannt

Thomas Kent

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