Executed for Ireland: The Patrick Moran Story by May Moran
Patrick Moran was one of a small number of men executed during Ireland’s War of Independence, yet his story has never been told. An active Trade Unionist and GAA member, he became an Irish Volunteer in 1913 and was part of the group that occupied Jacob’s Biscuit factory during the 1916 Rising, after which he was imprisoned in Knutsford and Frongoch. Following his release, he continued his Volunteer activities and took part in Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920, when he was in charge of the party responsible for the shootings in the Gresham Hotel. Tried and convicted incorrectly for the Mount Street Shootings he was sentenced to death and hanged on 14th March 1921.
However his story did not end there and in 2001 he was one of ten men to be exhumed from their graves in Mountjoy Jail and given a state funeral, finally being laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery.
In Executed for Ireland, May Moran, Patrick’s Niece, explores the fascinating and tragic life of her uncle, a man who deserves to be remembered for his part in Ireland’s struggle for Freedom.
Dimensions: W 131mm, H 215mm, D 22mm