Terence MacSwiney lying in state in Cork

Terence MacSwiney lying in statein CorkPhotographic print; 16.5 cm x 11.5 cm (mounted on card)
31 Oct. 1920Terence MacSwiney lying in state at Cork City Hall. To the left of the coffin stands Fr. Dominic O’Connor OFM Cap. During the course of his hunger strike MacSwiney was attended to by Fr. Dominic, a Cork-born Capuchin priest. MacSwiney was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the War of Independence following the murder of his predecessor Tomás Mac Curtain on 20 March 1920. MacSwiney was arrested by British forces on charges of sedition and imprisoned in Brixton prison in England. His death there in October 1920 after 74 days on hunger strike brought him and the Irish struggle to international attention.
WITH MANY THANKS TO :   Capuchin Archives, Ireland
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