Supreme Sacrifice: The Story of Eamonn Ceannt, 1881-1916


Supreme Sacrifice charts the life of Eamonn Ceannt from his schooldays in Co. Galway right through to his execution on 7 May 1916 in Dublin. It explores such areas as: his youth and family; his love of and contribution to the Irish language; his time at UCD and working as a clerk in the treasury department of Dublin corporation; his introduction to various Irish nationalist movements; his part in the Howth gun-running plot; the planning of the 1916 Rising; his execution in May 1916
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William Henry is a local historian, archaeologist and author from Galway city. His previous books include The Shimmering Waste, the Life and Times of Robert O'Hara Burke, St Cleran's, the Story of a Manor House and Fields of Slaughter, the Battle of Knockdoe 1504.

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HISTORY / Europe / Ireland; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Irelan