Irish insurrection, 1916 : MacDonagh's last words /
by Thomas MacDonagh.
|Main Creator:||MacDonagh, Thomas, 1878-1916.|
Transcript of what was said by Thomas MacDonagh after the sentence of death had been pronounced upon him for having fought in the 1916 Rising. First lines read: "Gentlemen of the Court Martial, I chose to think you have but done your duty according to your lights in sentencing me to death. I thank you for your courtesy. It would not be seemly for me to go my doom without trying to express, however inadequately, my sense of the high honour I enjoy in being one of these predestined to die in this generation for the cause of Irish Freedom". At foot of sheet: "Take me away, and let my blood bedew the sacred soil of Ireland. I will die in the certainty that once more the seed will fructify".
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[Dublin : s.n. , ca. 1916-1920].
EPH C94 is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 27 x 21 cm.
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|ILB 300 p 6 [Item 16]||Main Reading Room||Irish Large Books|
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