Thomas MacDonagh, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Thomas MacDonagh

Irish nationalist, poet, playwright and revolutionary

Date of Birth: 01-Feb-1878

Place of Birth: Cloughjordan, Munster, Ireland

Date of Death: 03-May-1916

Profession: poet, playwright, suffragist

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Thomas MacDonagh

  • Thomas Stanislaus MacDonagh (Irish: Tomás Anéislis Mac Donnchadha; 1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish political activist, poet, playwright, educationalist and revolutionary leader.
  • He was one of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, a signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and Commandant of the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, which fought in Jacob's biscuit factory.
  • He was executed for his part in the Rising at the age of thirty-eight. MacDonagh was assistant headmaster at St.
  • Enda's School, Scoil Éanna, and lecturer in English at University College Dublin.
  • He was a member of the Gaelic League, where he befriended Patrick Pearse and Eoin MacNeill.
  • He was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers with MacNeill and Pearse.
  • He wrote poetry and plays.
  • His play, When the Dawn is Come, was produced by the Abbey Theatre in 1908.
  • Other plays include Metempsychosis, 1912 and Pagans, 1915, both produced by the Irish Theatre Company.

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