Cathal Brugha

Image before 1922:
postcard issued on Brugha’s death
(Unknown photographer)

Cathal Brugha (1874-1922). Born Charles William St John Burgess, in Dublin, Brugha joined the Gaelic League in 1899 and adopted the Irish version of his name.
In 1908, he was elected President of the Keating Branch of the Gaelic League.
He was a lecturer at Coláiste na Mumhan, Ballingeary in 1910.
He took part in the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 and was badly wounded.

He was Minister for Defence from 1919 to 1922, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann in January 1919, President of Dáil Éireann from January 1919 to April 1919, Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army from 1917 to 1919 and Teachta Dála (TD) from 1918 to 1922.

He was killed in the Civil War in 1922, aged 47.


Foinse/source: [ar líne/online]: (ceadaithe/accessed 20/10/2020); RTE History [ar líne/online]: (ceadaithe/accessed 20/10/2020).


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