State Funeral For Thomas Kent To Be Held Tomorrow

A State funeral for Thomas Kent is to be held in Cork on Friday.

Mr Kent was executed following the 1916 Easter Rising.

His remains, which were exhumed in Cork Prison in June, will be brought to St Michael's Garrison Church in Collins Barracks.

Mr Kent was one of sixteen men executed in the aftermath of the Rising and one of only two executed outside Dublin, the other being Roger Casement, who was hanged in London.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny offered a State funeral to the Kent family earlier this year and the family accepted.


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