John MacBride

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John (Sťan) MacBride was born in Mayo in 1865. He first trained as a doctor however he later chose to work with a chemist. He travelled to America in 1896 to further the aims of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). John MacBride married the Irish nationalist Maude Gonne in 1903. He was not a member of the Irish Volunteers, however at the beginning of the Rising he offered to fight and was at Jacob’s biscuit factory in Dublin when the rebels stationed at the factory surrendered on Sunday, the 30th of April 1916. He was executed on the 5th of May 1916.