Page 141. " in Kilmainham Gaol "

Kilmainham Gaol
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Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison in Dublin, which is now a museum. The leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were imprisoned and executed in Kilmainham Gaol. In 1924 Kilmainham was closed as a prison by the Irish Free State.  

Page 141. " to the Stonebreakers' Yard "

Thge Stonebreakers' Yard
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The Stonebreakers' Yard is the place, within the walls of Kilmainham Gaol, where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.

Page 142. " he'd married Grace Gifford "

Grace Gifford was an Irish artist and cartoonist and was active in the Republican movement. She married her fiancé, Joseph Plunkett, in the chapel in Kilmainham Gaol, only a few hours before he was executed.

Page 142. " Willie Pearse "

William (Willie) Pearse was an Irish Republican and the younger brother of Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. On 3 May 1916 he was granted permission to visit Patrick in Kilmainham to see him for the final time. However, whilst Willie was on his way, Patrick was executed. Willie Pearse was executed the following day.