The 7 Leaders

Joseph Mary Plunkett

Joseph Mary Plunkett from Dublin was an Irish nationalist, poet, journalist, and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising.


Pádraig Pearse from Dublin was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.

Thomas MacDonagh

Tomás MacDonagh from  Cloughjordan, Tipperary was a poet, playwright, educationalist and revolutionary leader.

Éamonn Ceannt

Éamonn Ceannt from Ballymoe on the Galway/Roscommon border was a leader of the 1916 Rising


James Connolly’s parents were from Monaghan but he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and became an Irish republican and socialist leader.


Sean MacDermott, from  Corranmore, close to Kiltyclogher in Leitrim, was a national organiser for Sinn Féin.

Thomas James Clarke

Thomas Clarke was born at Hurst Castle, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England opposite the Isle of Wight to Irish parents. His father was from Leitrim and a sergeant in the British army.

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