Sean MacDermott was executed in Kilmainham Jail and buried at Arbour Hill. The family were steeped in the Gaelic revival of the late 19th and early 20th century. At first, the Rising was very unpopular with people in Dublin and throughout the rest of Ireland. One of 13 children who grew up on a farm in west Limerick, he moved to Dublin and became a drill instructor in Patrick Pearse’s St Enda’s School. Shortly after the outbreak of the war, Casement travelled to Europe seeking German support for a Nationalist uprising in Ireland. Born - November 10, 1879 Died - May 3, 1916. He was executed by firing squad on May 3rd, 1916, at the age of 59. Though three times the age of some Irish Volunteers, Clarke fought in the GPO throughout Easter Week. Born - January 27, 1883 Died - May 12, 1916. He said his experiences of British colonialism while on foreign service turned him into an Irish republican. For the best site experience please enable JavaScript in your browser settings. A maths teacher and staunch Catholic, “Dev” was born in the US to an Irish mother and escaped a death sentence after the Rising, partly due to his US citizenship. In 1914 he was involved in the Howth gun-running and a year later joined the military council planning the Rising. His father was an RIC Officer stationed in Ballymoe, and the family were transferred around the country with his father, moving to County Louth, to Drogheada, then to Drumconda in Dublin. Born - August 13, 1859 Died - February 20, 1929. At this meeting they decided to stage a rising before the war ended and to accept whatever help Germany might offer. After the surrender, he witnessed British captain Lee-Wilson humiliate rebel prisoners by making them relieve themselves lying down. Before the Rising, he worked as the quartermaster of the 2nd battalion of the Irish Volunteers. O’Hanrahan founded the first Carlow branch of the Gaelic League, and published two novels, A Swordsman of the Brigade and When the Norman Came. The British captured the U-boat carrying the arms near Tralee, however, and Casement was arrested. The Supreme Council of the IRB met on 5 September 1914, a month after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany. The streets around Four Courts saw particularly bitter fighting and in one infamous incident British soldiers killed a number of civilians in nearby North King Street. Michael O’Hanrahan from Co Carlow was from a republican family – his father Richard was an old Fenian and his brother Henry was involved in the Irish Volunteers. Held by some to embody the “blood sacrifice” doctrine, whereby Ireland would mimic Christ by sacrificing herself to British guns, Pearse was quietly criticised by survivors for treating the rebellion as “a Greek tragedy”. A devout Catholic, he joined the IRB late, but quickly grew extreme in his thinking. He was a much better talker than fighter. Of the 3,400 people he had arrested, 183 were tried and 90 sentenced to death. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Capt JC Bowen-Colthurst used him as a hostage while attacking the shop of Alderman James Kelly, at the top of Camden Street (now Kelly’s Corner). Born - October 16, 1890 Died - August 22, 1922. He was appointed to the IRB military council but fell ill in early 1916. James Connolly was a trade union leader who became one of the main driving forces of the 1916 Easter Rising. Aide-de-camp to Count Plunkett in the GPO, he fought alongside Pearse and Connolly. Main figure in the Gaelic League and became passionately involved in the GPO, he arrested. Poet like Pearse, he worked as the main driving forces of the IRB ’ office... 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