1916 Patriot Thomas Kent to be buried tomorrow

A State funeral for Thomas Kent, who was executed following the 1916 Easter Rising, will be held in Cork tomorrow.

Kent was one of the 16 men executed in the aftermath of the Rising and one of only two executed outside Dublin, the other being Roger Casement, who was hanged in London.

An army guard of six carried the coffin into the chapel where it will lie in state until later tonight.

For 99 years he was buried in a shallow grave in the prison until his exhumation in June.

Kent was a prominent organiser of the Irish Volunteers and was arrested following an incident at his Castlelyons home, in which a Royal Irish Constabulary officer was killed and Thomas’ brother Richard was fatally injured.


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