Born in 1904 in the townland of Moyeightragh near Killarney County Kerry, Robert Hilliard was on the first Irish team ever sent to the Olympics, boxing in the bantamweight division in Paris in 1924.
In his brief life he was a clergyman, a journalist, an atheist and a Marxist. He died in the Spanish civil war in February 1937, fighting the fascist forces of General Franco.
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