"Dear Dr. Coffey Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and praise. I am glad you all think so gladly of me. Fr. Albert comes in to see me later and I hope to have a good old chat with him in the Gaelic. Do not worry too much about me I will be going to a much better place. Tell my fellow students to say a prayer for me and tell them I will miss them, but I will remember them in my prayers tonight and also say a prayer for Frank Flood. Parting is such a sad thing but we will meet again someday in heaven. This is not goodbye but simply adieu for now. Canon Waters will give me communion upon the event in the morning and I will go to the gallows as an Irishman with love in my heart for a free Ireland. Your student, Kevin Barry
Kevin Gerard Barry (20 January 1902 – 1 November 1920)
A full article covering his life and celebration will be included in the next edition of our magazine OGHAM 2016
Young Kevin Barry 1914
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