Terence MacSwiney

















































Terence MacSwiney 1879-1920

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Born in Cork. He founded the Cork Dramatic Society with Daniel Corkery in 1908. He wrote poetry, plays and essays and his works include The Revolutionist, Despite Fools’ Laughter, Battle Cries and Principles of Freedom. He helped found the Cork Volunteers and became their full-time organiser. He was elected Lord Mayor of Cork after Tomás MacCurtain was murdered. He was arrested by the British and went on hunger strike. He was transferred to Brixton Prison where he died after 74 days without food. He is buried in Cork.

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