1900-1919 | Executions

Irish rebel poet Joseph Plunkett shot on his wedding day

4 May 1916 Joseph Plunkett, a poet and playwright, who left a hospital bed to participate in the 1916 Easter Uprising in Dublin, was executed by a British firing squad at Kilmainham jail at dawn on Thursday 4 May. Less than two hours earlier, he married Grace Gifford, a cartoonist and illustrator, at a little…