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 and Pearse. H...
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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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Irishcentral: thomas macdonagh, a teacher and intense nationalist, was among the 15 men court marshaled by the british for their role in the 1916 easter rising's organization and operation.
Kezardiii: "we do not profess to represent the mass of the people of ireland. we stand for the intellect and soul of ireland." - thomas macdonagh
Conormcdonough4: images (clockwise from left): rosaries belonging to kevin barry, joseph plunkett, and thomas macdonagh.
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The Light That Is Felt
 by John Greenleaf Whittier

A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stair timidly.
'Oh, mother! Take my hand,' said she,
'And then the dark will all be light.'

We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;
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