Eamonn Ceannt 1881 - 1916

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SEVEN SIGNATORIES SERIES.
A few brave aul souls

Eamonn Ceannt 1881 – 1916

He was 1 of seven signatories to The Proclamation of the Republic, also known as the 1916 Proclamation or Easter Proclamation, was a document issued by the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising in Ireland, which began on 24 April 1916. In it, the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, styling itself the “Provisional Government of the Irish Republic”, proclaimed Ireland’s independence from the United Kingdom. The reading of the proclamation by Patrick Pearse outside the General Post Office (GPO) on Sackville Street (now called O’Connell Street), Dublin’s main thoroughfare, marked the beginning of the Rising. The proclamation was modelled on a similar independence proclamation issued during the 1803 rebellion by Robert Emmet.

All seven signatories of the proclamation were executed by the British military in May 1916. These have not been made with any political viewpoint, just to remember a few brave aul souls who gave their lives for their country.

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