Sean Heuston

Sean Heuston

16Lives

Written by John Gibney, Series edited by Lorcan Collins (Editor)

This biography follows Heuston’s life, from his birth in Dublin, to his time as a railway clerk in Limerick. Finally it outlines his move back to Dublin, his joining The Volunteers, the Easter Rising, his imprisonment and execution.

Paperback: €16.99
Paperback: 240 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9781847172686

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ISBN: 9781847175724

Series: 16Lives

Seán Heuston was an Irish rebel and member of Fianna Éireann who took part in the Easter Rising of 1916. With The Volunteers, he held the Mendicity Institute on the River Liffey for over two days. He was executed by firing squad on May 8 in Kilmainham Jail. This book, part of the ‘16 lives’ series, is a fascinating and moving account of his life leading up to and during these events.

It follows his life, from his birth in Dublin, to his time as a railway clerk in Limerick. Finally it outlines his move back to Dublin, his joining The Volunteers, the Easter Rising, his imprisonment and execution. This book is a fascinating and moving insight into a man who sacrificed his life for his country.

John Gibney

John Gibney is a historian with the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project. Prior to this he finished a PhD at Trinity College Dublin and worked in heritage tourism in Dublin for over fifteen years. His books include Dublin: A New Illustrated History (2017) and A Short History of Ireland, 1500–2000 (2017).

Lorcan Collins (Editor)

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