UK archives may hold info about burial place of 1916 Irish patriot

30 May 2013
By Bryan T. Smyth

The remains of Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent deserve a proper burial in
Castlelyons, Co Cork.

That’s the view of Cork City Councillors, who are gearing up for the 100th
anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Irish Patriot – who gave his name to Kent Train Station – was executed
by British Forces in 1916
and was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere on the site of the current
Cork Prison.

Cork City Council will now write to Government who might in turn contact
the current British Government
in a bid to access archives and find out the exact location of the Thomas
Kent remains.

Speaking to Northside Sinn Fein City Cllr Mick Nugent says the
time is overdue to give the remains a dignified burial


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