Who is 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 an...
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Thomas Macdonagh Poems

  • Wishes For My Son, Born On Saint Cecilia's Day, 1912
    Now, my son, is life for you,
    And I wish you joy of it,-
    Joy of power in all you do,
    Deeper passion, better wit...
  • The Stars Stand Up In The Air
    The stars up in the air,
    The sun and the moon are gone,
    The strand of its waters is bare.
    And her sway is swept from the swan....
  • On A Poet Patriot
    His songs were a little phrase
    Of eternal song,
    Drowned in the harping of lays
    More loud and long....
  • John-john
    I dreamt last night of you, John-John,
    And thought you called to me;
    And when I woke this morning, John,
    Yourself I hoped to see;...
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  • Analysisgaa: john boyne (finglas) volunteer c company 3rd battalion attached to 2nd battalion under commandant thomas macdonagh dublin brigade irish volunteers fought at jacobs biscuit factory bishop street - easter 1916 “what was my grandfather’s thoughts all those years ago in 1916?”
  • Buttysbets: today’s nap chazza has now been declared a nr having been backed into 9/2 in places from his opening price of 15/2. just the 2 runners for today. jayaaah has been pretty well backed. into 9/2 in places. thomas macdonagh friendless in the market. now 10/1.
  • Rpfastresults: result 13:30 haydock 1st informateur 5/1 2nd thomas macdonagh 9/1
  • Macdonaghsgaa: 2017 the late pádraig Ó haoláin (paddy hyland) presented the thomas macdonagh centre with a collection of books. he is pictured presenting jim casey with an original copy of the 1932 saorstát Éireann, the first irish free state official handbook.
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Brothers and sisters I have many:
Though I know there is not any
Of them but I love, yet I
Will just name them all; and try
If there be one a little more
Loved by me than all the rest.
Yes; I do think, that I love best
My brother Henry, because he

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