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Thomas Kain

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In addition to serving as a secretary to James Connolly, Thomas Kain was a lieutenant and Director of Mobilisation with the Irish Citizen Army (ICA). He was part of a group that seized and occupied a guardroom during the attack on Dublin Castle on Easter Monday, 1916, before retreating to Lahiff’s shop on Castle Street. He was interned in Wandsworth Prison and Frongoch prison camp until December 1916 and continued his involvement with the ICA following his release.

 

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