Today in Celtic History
October 232, 1923

Terence MacSwiney.

October 232, 1923


Terence MacSwiney mayor of Cork died in an English prison on hunger strike.


Born in Cork and educated at North Monastery Christian Brothers’ School and the Royal University of Ireland, MacSwiney was a founder member of the Cork Celtic Literary Society in 1901 and, with Daniel Corkery, of the Cork Dramatic Society in 1908, for

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