One hundred years ago this weekend, Kevin Barry was executed in Mountjoy Prison.
- Ronan McGreevy
- The Irish Times
Novelist Siofra O’Donovan and Trinity College Dublin professor of history Eunan O’Halpin have written biographies of the “lad of 18 summers” who became a martyr in the cause of Irish republicanism.
Ronan McGreevy: How are you related to Kevin Barry?
Síofra O’Donovan: Kevin Barry was my great-uncle.
My grandmother Maureen Christina (Monty) O’Donovan was Kevin Barry’s…