Irish Nationalist - Terence McSwiney

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This image depicts a photograph of Irish Nationalist, Terence McSwiney.  He was Lord Mayor of Cork but was imprisoned in Britain after being accused of his role in the Easter Rising.

McSwiney decided to draw attention to Ireland's plight by going on a hunger strike.  Among his many quotes - he was also a playwright and author - are these:

I am confident that my death will do more to smash the British Empire than my release. (His thoughts on his self-imposed hunger strike.)

I want you to bear witness that I die as a Soldier of the Irish Republic.  (His last words to a visiting priest.)

McSwiney died on the 25th of October, 1920.

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Image online, courtesy The Forgotten Hunger Strikes website.




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