Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sean Heuston was in in cell 19, (prior to his execution at Kilmainham Jail)--- writing a last farewell to his sister who was a school teacher and a Dominican nun:

My dearest Mary,

Before this note reaches you I shall have fallen as a soldier in the cause of Irish freedom. I write to bid you a last farewell in this world.

If you really love me teach the children in your class the history of their own land, and teach them that the cause of Caitlin Ni Uallachain never dies. Ireland shall be free from the centre to the sea as soon as the people of Ireland believe in the necessity for Ireland's Freedom and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices to obtain it."

- "Rebels - The Irish Rising of 1916" by Peter De Rosa

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