Identity Statement for Kevin Barry
- Reference code: IE UCDA P93
- Title: Papers of Kevin Barry (1902–20)
- Dates: 1911–54
- Level of description: Fonds
- Extent: 57 items
Born in Dublin and educated at St Mary’s College Rathmines, Belvedere and University College Dublin where he was a medical student, Barry joined the Volunteers in 1917. He was captured in September 1920 while taking part in a raid on a military lorry collecting bread in Church Street during which a young British soldier was shot dead. He was court martialled and executed on 1 November 1920.
This collection was deposited in UCD Archives in 1990 by Dr Eunan O'Halpin.
Material relating to Barry’s education including school texts and copy books, and university matriculation certificates; to his courtmartial and execution including copies of charge sheets, witness statements and summary of evidence. Letters received by Mrs Barry after his execution. Newscuttings, commemorative material and personal memorabilia.