Briery Gap: Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel

On May 9th 1916 Thomas Kent became the only man outside of Dublin to be executed on Irish soil in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising. This forgotten story is brought to you by Cork Theatre Company Lantern Productions as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. The thrilling and heartbreaking story of Cork man Thomas Kent, part of a prominent nationalist family who lived in Castlelyons, follows his journey from his involvement in the land league, to advocating for Irish independence to becoming a well-known member of the Irish Volunteers. Prepared to take part in the Easter Rising, the Kent brothers were devastated by the orders to stand down. This, however, was not to be the end of their fight…

Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel. Briery Gap Theatre – Thursday May 5th at 8:00pm. Tickets €15. Presented by Lantern Productions (Cork)

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