Born in Glasgow, Charles Carrigan became heavily involved in Irish nationalism in his native city, joining the Gaelic League, Sinn Féin and the Glasgow Battalion of Irish Volunteers. He was also president of the local Sinn Féin branch and acted as the Scottish representative on the IRB’s Supreme Council. After moving to Dublin, he joined the Kimmage Garrison and fought in the GPO during the Easter Rising. Whilst taking part in The O’Rahilly’s charge down Moore Street on Friday evening, Carrigan was shot and mortally wounded. He was buried in Glasnevin cemetery.
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