Kevin Barry was only 18 years old when he was hanged in Kilmainham Jail for IRA operations.

On November 1st, 1920, young Barry gave his life for Irish Freedom. He was executed for his part in an IRA raid on a British Army bakery depot. The raid was not intended to kill any British soldiers but was planned only to seize food from the vans packed with fresh bread. Instead, firing broke out and six British soldiers fell dead. Only Barry was captured; with a jammed pistol and a full magazine Kevin could not have fired a single shot in the skirmish. Without this fact being taken into account he was sentenced to death for his part in the raids.

Remember Kevin Barry for what he was: a true son of Ireland.

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