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Kevin Barry: An Irish rebel in his relatives’ own words

Síofra O’Donovan and Eunan O’Halpin discuss their biographies of their rebel ancestor

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…

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