Eamonn Ceannt (1881-1916)

Eamonn Ceannt (1881-1916)

Eamonn Ceannt (1881-1916)
Born in Galway in 1882, and son of a RIC officer, Ceannt was in command of the South Dublin Union post in 1916, After leaving school, he joined the Gaelic League in 1900 and founded the Dublin Pipers’ Club. He also worked as an accountant with a salary of £300 a year in the City Treasurer’s Office, Dublin Corporation. After taking part in the 1914 Howth gun running, Ceannt was a founder member of the Irish Volunteers and a signatory of the Proclamation. It is told that during the fighting in the South Dublin Union he remained calm and brave and gentle still, he faced the firing-squad in Kilmainham on May 8, 1916.