The famous 1916 leader Roger Casement was hanged for his part in the Rising in Pentonville Prison, London on the 3rd of August, 1916. Casement had an interesting connection with County Wicklow as his cousins owned Cronroe House, Ashford – now the Bel Air Hotel. A frequent visitor as a child, his signature can still be seen on the wall of an upstairs room in the hotel.
This poignant report of his death was published in the Wicklow People newspaper on 5th August, 1916.
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