W.T. Cosgrave
 

 

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William Cosgrave 1880-1965

Born in Dublin. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He fought with Eamon Ceannt in the South Dublin Union in 1916 and was sentenced to death, the sentence later commuted to penal servitude for life. He was the Minister for Local Government in the first Dáil. He supported the Treaty and after the deaths of Collins and Griffith he became President of the Executive Council of the new Irish Free State from 1922 until 1932. In 1933 his party merged with other parties to become Fine Gael. He is buried in Dublin.

 

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book