Terence MacSwiney

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Terence MacSwiney

Gaelic: Toirdhealbhach Mac Suibhne
Birthplace: 23 North Main Street, Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Death: October 25, 1920 (41)
HM Prison Brixton, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom (starvation)
Place of Burial: Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of John MacSwiney and Mary Wilkinson
Husband of Muriel Murphy MacSwiney
Father of Máire Brugha
Brother of Mary MacSwiney

Occupation: Lord Mayor of Cork
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About Terence MacSwiney

Terence MacSwiney was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected as Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. He was arrested by the British on charges of sedition and imprisoned in Brixton Prison in England. His death there in October 1920 after 74 days on hunger strike brought him and the Irish struggle to international attention.


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Terence MacSwiney's Timeline

March 28, 1879
Cork, County Cork, Ireland
June 23, 1918
County Cork, Ireland
October 25, 1920
Age 41
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
November 1, 1920
Age 41
Cork, County Cork, Ireland