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Connolly, MacDiarmada, executed

May 12, 2016

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They weren’t the final shots in the war for Irish independence but they were the last ones unleashed in the specific context of the 1916 Rising, which can be seen as having taken place between April 24 and May 12, 1916. On the 12th, a hundred years ago today, an already wounded James Connolly was shot by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol. His fellow Rising leader, Sean MacDiarmada, was also executed.

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