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Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916) was a poet famed for being one of the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on Easter Week 1916. He commanded the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers based at Jacob’s biscuit factory. Following the failure of the rising, MacDonagh was executed along with the other signatories and prominent commanders of the Rising. MacDonagh was renowned as one of the finest poets of the wider Irish literary movement, and wrote extensively also on Gaelic literature.

Writings

To James Clarence Mangan (1909)

Snow at Morning (1909)

The Personal in the New Poetry (1909)

Notes For A Lecture on Ancient Irish Literature (1913)

The Volunteers in 1915 (1915)

Speech At Court Martial (1916)