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Lecture on the prominent patriot Thomas Ashe, the centenary of whose death falls on 23 September.
September 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thomas Ashe: the lost leader of the struggle for Irish independence. This talk, which will be given by Gabriel Doherty of the School of History, University College Cork, will consider the life, death and legacy of the prominent republican and cultural and political activist Thomas Ashe, whose death in the Mater hospital in Dublin on September 25th 1917, following force feeding while on hunger strike in Mountjoy gaol in Dublin, was one of the most significant events in the evolution of the separatist struggle between the Easter Rising and the start of the War of Independence. It will consider the various causes with which Ashe was involved during his life, and his contribution to them, and also discuss the significance of his monumental funeral in Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin on 30 September 1917. The lecture is open to the general public and is free to all who wish to attend.