|Born||1 January 1900|
|Died||14 March 1921
at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin
|Known for||Executed IRA volunteer : One of The Forgotten Ten|
Bernard Ryan was one of six men hanged in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin on the 14 March 1921. He was a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and part of the Dublin Brigade's Active Service Unit. He was one of The Forgotten Ten.
Trial and execution
Ryan was tried by Court-martial on 24 February 1921 and convicted of high treason and 'levying war against the King', following an attempted ambush at Drumcondra on 21 January 1921. By trade he was an apprentice tailor and was 21 years old when he was hanged. The only son of an elderly widow with whom he lived in Royal Canal Terrace in Phibsborough, Dublin. he had attended St. Gabriels National School in Cowper Street. Ryan had recently married at the time of his arrest.
He is one of a group of men hanged in Mountjoy Prison in the period 1920-1921 commonly referred to as The Forgotten Ten. In 2001 he and the other nine, including Kevin Barry, were exhumed from their graves in the prison and given a full State Funeral. He is now buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
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