Republican Plot: Harry Boland

(1887 - 1922) Irish Republican & TD.

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Republican Plot: Harry Boland in (1887 - 1922) Irish Republican & TD..

Born in Dublin in 1887, Boland was active in GAA circles in early life, and ultimately joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He later joined the Irish Volunteers and took an active part in the events of the Easter Rising in 1916. During the Irish War of Independence Boland operated alongside Michael Collins.

He left Ireland for the United States of America along with Eamon de Valera as part of a campaign to raise awareness and support for their cause in America.

At the 1918 general election he was elected to represent the South Roscommon seat. In line with all the Sinn Fein MPs elected at that election he did not represent his constituents at Westminster but withdrew to sit in the declared independent Dail Eireann. He opposed the Anglo Irish Treaty along with de Valera, and in the ensuing Irish Civil War sided with the Republicans. In 1922, he was re-elected to the Dail representing Roscommon South.

Harry Boland was shot, at the Skerries Grand Hotel on July 31. He died several days later in St Vincent's hospital, Dublin.

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