Image from a public election campaign in 1918
Brian Ó hUigínn/Brian O’Higgins (1882-1963). Born in Kilskyre, Co. Meath, the youngest of 14 children, Ó hUigínn was a student at Coláiste na Mumhan in 1906.
He was an Irish revolutionary, poet, Gaelic revivalist, Sinn Féin politician and a founding member of that organisation.
He was a member of the Volunteer reserves in the Rising in 1916, and was interned in Frongoch following the Rising.
Ó hUigínn was a TD in the first Dáil and President of Sinn Féin from 1931 to 1933. He wrote numerous ballads and poems about Ireland.
Foinse/source: Ainm.ie ar líne/online]: https://www.ainm.ie/Bio.aspx?ID=341 (ceadaithe/accessed 23/10/2020); Dictionary of Irish Biography (Cambridge: CUP) [ar líne/online]: https://dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do;jsessionid=E811CBD6E1F00715235CD574A35133A1?articleId=a6811&searchClicked=clicked&readsearch=yes (ceadaithe/accessed 23/10/2020).