• I was born in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1865.
  • I was involved in the anti-British Fenian movement before moving to South Africa in 1896.
  • On the outbreak of the Boer War (1899 – 1902), I led the formation of an Irish brigade and demonstrated my prowess with explosives by blowing up every railway bridge from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg.
  • After the conflict, I moved to Paris and married the Irish actress and nationalist Maude Gonne (1866-1953).
  • I took part in the Easter Rebellion (1916) against Britain. I was captured and executed on 5 May 1916.

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