Eamonn Ceannt

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Born in Galway in 1881, Eamonn Ceannt was a founder of the Irish Volunteers. He collected weapons in the successful Howth gun-running operation of 1914. He had an interest in Irish culture, especially in Irish language and history. He was also a musician and a talented uileann piper. He was the commander of the Fourth Battalion of Irish Volunteers during the 1916 Rising and took control of the South Dublin Union (St. James’s Hospital). He was executed on the 8th of May 1916.