A commemorative postcard of Francis Skeffington. Skeffington was an Irish suffragist, pacifist and writer. Francis Skeffington took no part in the the rising but was arrested along with two other civilians, taken to Portobello Barracks and shortly thereafter shot by firing squad. The orders were given by a British officer, Captain Bowen-Colthurst. Colthurst was formally court-martial on June 6th. He was found guilty but insane and incarcerated in Broadmoor Criminal Asylum. Colthurst spent 20 months there, then emigrated to Canada to retire on a military pension.
Fermanagh County Museum Collection