Worthy study of forgotten 1916 leader

Supreme Sacrifice: The Story Of Eamonn Ceannt, by William Henry, Mercier, €16.95.

23rd July, 2005

Supreme Sacrifice: The Story Of Eamonn Ceannt, by William Henry, Mercier, €16.95.

As the only leader of the Easter Rising to never have been the subject of a comprehensive biography, Eamonn Ceannt has become a rather shadowy figure in Irish history, famous only for signing the 1916 Proclamation.

William Henry's book aims to rectify this omission and goes so far as to claim that Ceannt was actually “a man equal in status to Robert Emmet and...

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