Tomás MacCurtain

see A founding member of the Irish volunteers, MacCurtain was born in Ballyknockane, Mournabbey, Co. Cork. He was culturally and politically active from a young age and was one of the founding members of the Irish Volunteers. He also became the secretary of the Cork branch of Conradh na Gaeilge – an Irish language promotional organisation in 1902. During the Easter Rising  of 1916 MacCurtain was in charge of over 1,000 volunteers who were ready to join the rebellion. Conflicting orders from Dublin led to no action outside of the capital – MacCurtain and a large number of men were subsequently surrounded by British troops at their headquarters at Sheare’s Street for a week until the volunteers agreed to hand over their arms to the Lord Mayor Thomas Butterfield. MacCurtain was sent to Frongoch detention camp in Wales.

binäre optionen anbieter test Shortly after his return to Cork he was elected Lord Mayor in January 1920 and at the same time continued to hold the rank of brigade commander of the I.R.A.

10 tipps binäre optionen On his 36th birthday, 20th March 1920 MacCurtain was shot dead by the Royal Irish Constabulary in front of his wife and son at their home in Blackpool which was then ransacked.

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source MacCurtain was succeeded as both Lord Mayor and as I.R.A. brigade commander by Terrence McSwiney whose hunger strike and death attracted world wide attention.

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