The Forgotten Ten exhibition

by Rachel Cunningham

An exhibition relating to the Irish War of Independence will be open on the third level of the LexIcon until September 30

As the war progressed throughout 1920 and 1921, twenty-four men were executed in Ireland by the British Administration. Fourteen were shot by military firing squad in counties Cork and Limerick, as both counties were under martial law at the time. In Dublin, however, where martial law did not apply, ten men were hanged in Mountjoy, which was a civilian prison. This exhibition looks at these latter executions and the men who would become known as ‘The Forgotten Ten’. 

‘The Forgotten Ten’ were: Kevin Barry (executed 1 November 1920), Patrick Moran (of Moran Park, a special dlr connection), Thomas Whelan, Francis Flood, Bernard Ryan, Thomas Bryan and Patrick Doyle (executed 14 March 1921), Thomas Traynor (executed 25 April 1921) and Patrick Maher and Edmond Foley (executed 7 June 1921). Ranging in age from 18 to 40 years old, ‘The Forgotten Ten’ came from all over Ireland and from all sections of Irish society…

The exhibition will be available to the public during LexIcon opening hours.

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