A rare photograph of Irish rebel Kevin Barry playing rugby at Lansdowne Road at just 15-years-old is to be auctioned. The ballad about his death at 18 at the hands of the British became one of the most popular Irish songs of all time.
Three years after the 1917 photo was taken of Barry playing for Belvedere College he was hanged by British forces at Mountjoy.
Barry was sentenced to death for his role in the ambush of British soldiers in central Dublin during the War of Independence.
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