Con Colbert

Cornelius Colbert (1888 - 1916)

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Cornelius (Con) Colbert
Born in Moanleana, Castlemahon, county Limerick, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Kilmainham, Dublin, Irelandmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Mar 2016
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Con Colbert was born in 1888, in county Limerick Ireland. His family moved to Athea in Limerick and he attended the local national school. He later lived with his sister Catherine in Dublin to attend a Christian Brothers school in North Richmond Street. Leaving school, Con Colbert worked as a clerk at Kennedy's Bakery in Dublin.

Con joined Fianna Éireanna, and became a drill instructor at St. Enda's School, (founded by Patrick Pearse). He was an early member of the Irish Volunteers and joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

As the captain of F Company of the Fourth Battalion, Irish Volunteers, Con Colbert led a force of a hundred or more rebels at the Jameson's Marrowbone Lane distillery in Dublin until it was surrendered on Sunday, 30th April 1916. [1]

He was executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, on 8th May 1916.


Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 (volume 5 page 427, film no 101062, digital folder 101062) "Find A Grave Index, ( )

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Con Colbert 1888 – 1916
Con Colbert 1888 – 1916

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