September 6th 1940: execution of Tom Harte and 1916 veteran Paddy McGrath

On 6th September 1940, De Valera’s government had Patrick McGrath and Thomas Harte executed in Mountjoy Prison. The other prisoners heard McGrath and Harte being brought from their cells and marched away, then the volley of shots being fired. A commemoration was held inside the prison that morning by the remaining republican prisoners at whichContinue reading “September 6th 1940: execution of Tom Harte and 1916 veteran Paddy McGrath”