Kevin Barry's execution at the age of 18 attracted world-wide attention. His memory lives on today in story, song and verse. The extraordinarily detailed newspaper reports of his court martial and execution, and the accounts of the public’s response to events as they unfolded, have ensured that Kevin Barry’s memory has remained in the Irish public’s consciousness. When you read in this book the 1920 newspaper reports about Kevin’s last days of his young life, you will be transported back in time. You will be a witness to events as the past becomes the present. “What it Said in the Papers: The Execution of Kevin Barry” tells the story as witnessed by the journalists who were there. As you read these transcribed newspaper reports, you will feel part of history as it happens.