Connolly’s ankle was shattered by a bullet during the Rising, and gangrene had set in. Nonetheless, the British insisted on executing him. Father Aloysius was with Connolly at the end: “They carried him...to the jail yard and put him in a chair. [He was strapped into the chair].... I said to him, “Will you pray for the men who are about to shoot you?” and he said, “I will say a prayer for all brave men who do their duty.” He (said his prayer] and then they shot him.”
The National 1916 commemoration committee - reclaim the Proclamation !!
As the hypocritical farce which was the 26 county states dishonest attempt to misrepresent and hijack the anniversary of the Easter Rising fades for another year the real work of reclaiming the republic for the people carries on in the background . The National 1916 commemoration Committee was founded in 2001 with the express purpose of commemorating and remembering the ideals , aims and sacrifice of the 1916 rising in a dignified and fitting manner as the 100th anniversary of this momentous…
Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa sept10,1831-june29,1915 Irish Fenian leader. ...They have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at Peace.Padraig Pearse