Rare photograph of Sean Heuston taken in 1912.
Sean was a member of the National Fianna Executive and became Fianna ‘Director of Training’ in 1915. He was also appointed as Captain of the Fianna 6th Dublin Company (No. 6 Coy) and was vice-Commandant of the Fianna Dublin Brigade.
In the 1916 Easter Rising Sean Heuston and a small group of young Irish Volunteers took over the Mendicity Institution in Dublin. Several of the Irish Volunteers at the Mendicity Institution with Heuston were also (or had once been) members of Fianna Eireann including P. J. Stephenson, Sean McLoughlin, Liam Staines and Dick Balfe.
Following the general surrender he was tried by court-martial and sentenced to death. He was executed on May 8th 1916. He was only twenty five years old.