The Story of Tomás Mac Curtáin
The Irish Heroes for Children series offers informative biographies to inspire young readers to learn more about the fascinating men and women who shaped Irish history. Toms Mac Curtin was a dedicated family man who took an active role in the Irish War of Independence. He was in command of the Irish Volunteers in Cork during the 1916 Rising, and became the first Republican Lord Mayor of Cork in 1920, but was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920 by the Royal Irish Constabulary. This short biography will open up this fascinating figure to younger readers.
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