Official Ceremony To Commemorate Thomas Kent Execution Takes Place In Cork

An official ceremony to commemorate the execution of Thomas Kent took place in Bawnard House, Castlelyons, Cork, today, 09 May.

The commemoration was attended by the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe TD and Thomas Kent's relatives.

The ceremony included the reading of the trial documents relating the charge against Kent, the plea that was entered, the verdict of the court and the sentence handed down.

A member of the Defence Force's Chaplaincy Service and a member of the Irish Prison Service's Chaplaincy Service attended and recited prayers. There was also a wreath laying service with a Military colour party, Military Police wreath bearer and a Piper's lament.


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